After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

March 2010

The Horse Riding Lesson: Life is about Winning and Losing — and Coping with that Fact

03/30/10

The Horse Riding Lesson: Life is about Winning and Losing — and Coping with that Fact

Serendipity offers an amazing array of life-long learning opportunities — mini seminars, I like to call them — if only we can appreciate the lessons presented at the most unexpected time and in the most unexpected places.

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Sneak Peek:  Can you help me do two jobs at once? Sure U can!

03/23/10

Sneak Peek: Can you help me do two jobs at once? Sure U can!

I'm giving you a sneak peek at my [soon to appear in print] magazine column this month. To put it in a nutshell, I have a new job, but I'm not leaving the old one.

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Enough

03/16/10

Enough "Flattery": IB is not going to put up with it any longer.

Wondering what you are getting from IB, and what you are receiving from cloaked companies or individuals wanting to sell you something "by association"? Imitation may be the greatest form of flattery, but I'm blowing the whistle right here and now on some out-and-out misrepresentations who are walking-the-line between being annoying and actually violating our brand's legal rights.

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One little boy lost between the cracks ... and then miraculously

03/03/10

One little boy lost between the cracks ... and then miraculously "found."

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who wanted, more than anything else in the world, to have a real family. A normal family. He was nine years old, slight for his age and lived with a woman who adopted him. There were other foster children in the home, but he had actually been adopted by her — and so the home visits from Social Services (as it was called at the time) made on his behalf were stopped. He now legally "belonged" to her.

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Brook's latest request: Can you click for a fallen cop?

03/02/10

Brook's latest request: Can you click for a fallen cop?

Last Friday, I was in Chicago and heard, on the car radio, that there was a police funeral in progress that afternoon for a fallen police officer who died in an automobile accident in the line of duty. He lived on the very street where I was headed to pick up my grandson from school; a neighborhood I'm quite familiar with. My heart felt a chill and my hands began to tremble as I gripped the steering wheel tighter.

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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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