After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

June 2011

Word Play: An ongoing Patrick and Nana adventure

06/28/11

Word Play: An ongoing Patrick and Nana adventure

My grandson Patrick, 10, shivered. Glancing at his skinny little goose-fleshed arms, I could see he was cold. We were sitting at the Country Inn this past Sunday at Lamb’s Farm, one of our favorite “get in the muck with the goats and sheep” adventure sites. We had decided to begin with breakfast before going into the barnyard, and the room was rather chilly. “Should we buy you a sweatshirt?” I wondered aloud. The day was hot, but the dining room was over air-conditioned.

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Random acts of kindness – IB staff sets out with $25 each to “pay forward”

06/21/11

Random acts of kindness – IB staff sets out with $25 each to “pay forward”

In the July edition of IB (print magazine), you’ll read what our staff is doing to celebrate every issue we publish, but I’m giving you a sneak peek at the results of our latest celebration, wherein we did “Random Acts of Kindness.” Participating employees (we didn’t ask folks to cancel vacation plans to do it) set out with $25 each to spend in the community at large – anonymously. Our staff was given a couple hours off to go and find the perfect opportunity to spread some unexpected joy, and I’m proud of their doggedness in doing good deeds!

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Another dinner party reveals 10 more lying guests!

06/14/11

Another dinner party reveals 10 more lying guests!

Just when I think I’ve identified the best liars in town, Lisa Nelson and I host another dinner party. As loyal readers know, we bring people around a “guess-who-is-coming-to-dinner” table at an area restaurant to bond over a game called Two Truths and a Lie. (And then I gossip with you in this blog about what the guests had to say for themselves.)

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Guess who’s coming to dinner

06/07/11

Guess who’s coming to dinner

We thought we knew who we’d invited to a “Dinner with Lisa [Nelson] and Jody [Glynn Patrick]” party, but as the conversation proved, we had no idea who these people really were! Initially, they appeared somewhat meek, meeting each other for the first time and on their best behavior, but the dinner game of “Two Truths and a Lie” soon brought out the courage in everyone to tell us who they REALLY were – deep inside!

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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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