Random 5 for April 29 – May, love noise, charities, happiness, blogging

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Goodbye April – Or as my mother would say, “Don’t let the door hit your bum on the way out!” Can’t say I’m sorry to see the month change. It brings hope for better weather and an end to some … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 18 – Dad, money, garden, TV, mosquitoes

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Happy Father’s Day – My Dad died when I was very young. It was very devastating personally. Here is one of the few pictures I have of him. Happy Father’s Day to all! Finances – I recently switched banks and … Continue reading

Grumpy old Kate or visionary?

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My first job out of school was with a big company. Very large…like 10,000 employees large. When people asked which department I worked in, I would respond “the grumpy old men department.” There were four young women (all under 30) and … Continue reading

I loved my job really I did! | HR Memories

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I spent many years as the head of a Human Resources function in a mid-sized company. The department is responsible for being an advocate for the employee and the company. That’s like being for and against something at the same … Continue reading

Pride overload | HR Memories

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During my working years, I saw the role of women in the workplace change considerably but not completely. Some women became more militant drawing hard lines in the sand and some reacted with more subtlety.   I worked for a high-level … Continue reading

One for the road

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This story is dedicated to Susannah from athingirl. She inspires me with her lively stories about her cadre of friends and their escapades! Back before I retired, we had a downsizing at our company. As head of the human resources … Continue reading