After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

July 2012

Thanks to the young tattooed dude at Menards

07/31/12

Thanks to the young tattooed dude at Menards

I’d like to give a shout out to the young man with tattoos (and a young child, he said) who works at Menards in the flooring department. First, I’m sorry, I didn’t get your name, but second, THANK YOU. Thank you for helping me save big money at Menards.

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Yom Kippur: The tenth day of the month of Tishrei

07/24/12

Yom Kippur: The tenth day of the month of Tishrei

Before I apologize for IB’s unintentional gaffe of the year, here’s a quick review of the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days. Though I’ve made latkes (potato pancakes) for Jewish friends for Hanukkah, most of what I know about Yom Kippur I admittedly learned today from Wikipedia.

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Great way to spend this weekend

07/17/12

Great way to spend this weekend

Time for a team-building experience or company-wide volunteer activity? I have a great suggestion, for the need and urgency is great for this volunteer opportunity, and you will find something for everyone on your team! The Salvation Army of Dane County is hosting the Macker 3On3 Basketball Tournament this weekend, with opening ceremony at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, and it really needs more volunteer help to make this a fun and memorable experience for all involved.

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Why I’m vacationing one more week

07/10/12

Why I’m vacationing one more week

Just before I left on a western road trip with grandson Patrick, 11, my husband did me the favor of getting my car’s oil changed. When we returned eight days later, Kevin was a little surprised to find that I already was 300-plus miles over the next recommended oil change; a little more mileage than he expected when we set out for The Badlands, Mount Rushmore, and Yellowstone....

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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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