After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

March 2012

Not in my [daughter’s] backyard, please

03/27/12

Not in my [daughter’s] backyard, please

My daughter Brook is a Chicago police officer, as is her father and my son-in-law. All three of these folks and I share one precious little boy (my 3-year-old grandson), and so they have asked me to get him out of downtown Chicago for his own protection in May.

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Goodbye for a brother

03/19/12

Goodbye for a brother

Today (Friday, this is being written) I had planned to take personal time off from the job to do some project work I had been saving for the elusive free moment that never comes, and I wanted to do grocery shopping. That seems so long ago, writing this at midnight in a hotel in Columbia, Mo., after a day that went awry from the moment of the phone call that woke me to a different, harsher reality.

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Mirror, Mirror, who is the fittest (or most improved) of them all?

03/13/12

Mirror, Mirror, who is the fittest (or most improved) of them all?

Kaleem Caire, CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, sent me this email message: “I am going to win the most improved!!!” He’s in it to win it, but I know Kaleem faces stiff competition from WPS Bank President John Hecht, because John told me he intends to become a “new man” during the Most Improved Executive challenge – a subcategory of IB’s “Fittest Executive Challenge” competition now underway.

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Timing. It’s all about timing.

03/06/12

Timing. It’s all about timing.

I’ve learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything ... at least not at the same time. I consider my priorities not in terms of what activities I can do, but what I should do that is most advantageous for all parties involved. Timing is everything and, for me, the time has come to thank Joan Gillman for our many wonderful years of producing a radio show together, and to take off my headphones, turn off the microphone, and leave the WTDY studio.

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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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