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  • New Kids On the Block

    Not too many moons ago, I was the “young one” at work. And then five years and three returning grey hairs passed by.  Still, 28 ain’t so bad. In the professional world, I’m considered “next gen”—marching along with the rest of my relatively young colleagues toward the brass ring of future leadership. This is a somewhat frightening thought, as I only discovered Monday that I have, in fact, had a...
  • Run, Run, As Fast As You Can

    When my brother and I were in elementary school, there were several instances of men in white vans kidnapping children. Always a white van! Naturally, for the next decade, anytime we saw a white van driving up our street, we would sprint and hide behind a large bush in our front yard until the coast was clear. Understandable at the age of 8; a little weird at 18. Hey—bad reputations die hard,...
  • Cheers to 2015

    Ba rum bu bu bum. With a seasonal drumroll in place…it’s time for our annual What’s In and What’s Out list! But before we get to the big reveal in our January issue of units Magazine, here’s a preview of some personal favorites. In: 1989. Taylor Swift’s latest album is responsible for at least six near-accidents with me behind the wheel. I apparently have no control over my body when I hear “...
  • Say It To My Face

    A friend who shall remain nameless was once broken up with via Facebook message. Self-aware enough to realize she was about to lose her you-know-what, she marched into her supervisor’s office and said, “Someone just broke up with me on Facebook and I need to leave immediately.” Her boss said just one word: “Go!” Now, she and I know this was both out of the kindness of her supervisor’s heart AND...

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