After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

April 2011

My nana's message – to whom, I do not know

04/26/11

My nana's message – to whom, I do not know

My grandfather committed suicide in October of 1992. The next morning, my mother called from Denver (I lived in Milwaukee then) wanting to know what was wrong with me – if I was ill or overly stressed about something.

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Iconic Madison: What would it take? Enter our contest to inspire tourism!

04/19/11

Iconic Madison: What would it take? Enter our contest to inspire tourism!

When you think St. Louis, you think arch, right? Minneapolis is Mall of America now, even though the 40 million annual visitors are really going to nearby (15 minutes away) Bloomington. New York is Radio City Music Hall. Seattle is the Space Needle. River Walk is synonymous with San Antonio. The Willis Tower (better known still as the Sears Tower), the tallest building in North America, is an icon forever for Chicago.

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The

04/11/11

The "Murphy Brown needs a new secretary" sequel – for real

Okay, I'm not Murphy Brown, though I joke about feeling like that old Candice Bergen TV persona after my latest administrative assistant quit after only one week.

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Magic teacups

04/05/11

Magic teacups

A reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) sent me the following remembrance of his mother, and I'm sharing it with you this week as a treat for us all.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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