After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

August 2012

You have a date tomorrow night with destiny

09/26/12

You have a date tomorrow night with destiny

If you aren’t already booked for Wednesday night, there is a discussion taking place about the potential to build a co-working space for women entrepreneurs and work-from-home professionals. What’s co-working? It involves a group of people who come together to share a working environment and resources. It has the professionalism of an office setting and fosters collaboration, socialization, and innovation between independent workers. Services can include access to a conference room and office equipment, professional development opportunities, a kitchen, workout equipment, and much more.

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Building community: Thoughts on a recent Isthmus story

09/26/12

Building community: Thoughts on a recent Isthmus story

I was heartened (as in “heart happy”) to see a familiar face featured on the cover of the Aug. 17 issue of Isthmus, and while I’m not certain anyone can completely or accurately chronicle the Life and Times of Patrick Farabaugh in one feature article, or even in a full-length novel, reporter Phil Busse did an admirable job of capturing his character. He well described the young publisher’s candid and vulnerable sides, and his persistence and risk tolerance in bringing a gay hockey league and a gay lifestyles magazine to the Madison region.

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Mopping up after another tragedy

08/07/12

Mopping up after another tragedy

I clean my house in the immediate aftermath of a national tragedy. Nesting is a coping skill for many women, and I find it comforting to get on my hands and knees and scrub a floor, listening but not watching as the television drones on with the latest lurid, sad details. It works; tears fall into a bucket of water and I can easily scootch around to turn my back to anyone else in the house, as I prefer to physically grieve in private.

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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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