After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

February 2011

Patrickisms

02/22/11

Patrickisms

Recently I asked my 9-year-old grandson to give me an example of what "cool" meant to him. Patrick replied without hesitation: "You want a definition of cool? Okay: During the next out-of-uniform day at my school, I'm going to dress cool. I'm going to wear a black jacket, white shirt, jeans, a hat, sunglasses, and red sneakers, and I'll strut with my head cocked at a 45-degree angle, and I'll call people by nicknames."

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02/15/11

"Bold" or "Drastic"?

Today, most Wisconsinites either hate Gov. Walker or love him, and I think some are going to switch-hit on this issue of the not-so-inherent right of state employees to engage in collective bargaining. As for me, I'm sitting on the fence on this one – not because I don't have an opinion (I always have strong opinions) but because I think the governor is damned if he doesn't do something "bold" and damned if he does do something "drastic."

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The case of the missing family Bible: Let's go sleuthing together!

02/08/11

The case of the missing family Bible: Let's go sleuthing together!

GP&A Case #17: Kelly, the store clerk at Boomerangs Resale Store (Sherman Avenue), calls last Friday to ask if I'd like to take a look at an antique family Bible donated to the store in an old hardware cardboard box. She has no idea when exactly when it arrived or how it came to be donated. She called me because my genealogical research firm, Glynn Patrick & Associates, LLC, partners with area thrift shops to return family Bibles to their rightful owners. We only accept Bibles with personal information recorded in them, including at least one surname. Then, though genealogical research and old fashioned logical thinking, we return them to the rightful heir. The thrift shops donate the Bibles; GP&A donates the search. (I have a superstitious fear that it would be bad karma to charge a family for giving them back their own Bible.)

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The case of the missing family Bible: Let's go sleuthing together!

02/08/11

The case of the missing family Bible: Let's go sleuthing together!

GP&A Case #17: Kelly, the store clerk at Boomerangs Resale Store (Sherman Avenue), calls last Friday to ask if I'd like to take a look at an antique family Bible donated to the store in an old hardware cardboard box. She has no idea when exactly when it arrived or how it came to be donated. She called me because my genealogical research firm, Glynn Patrick & Associates, LLC, partners with area thrift shops to return family Bibles to their rightful owners. We only accept Bibles with personal information recorded in them, including at least one surname. Then, though genealogical research and old fashioned logical thinking, we return them to the rightful heir. The thrift shops donate the Bibles; GP&A donates the search. (I have a superstitious fear that it would be bad karma to charge a family for giving them back their own Bible.)

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Three Lessons Learned about Vacations

02/01/11

Three Lessons Learned about Vacations

Last week, I didn't write because I was out having experiences to write about. And having gone out into the world for you (so it was because of you, loyal reader, I went on vacation), here is an overview of what I learned.

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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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