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with Jody Glynn Patrick

November 2009

11/24/09

"If only I'd known"... What I now know about domestic violence.

I would have helped you, if only I'd known. That's what I kept thinking while in the middle of an "In Business with Jody & Joan" radio interview with Shannon Barry. She was talking about domestic violence in Dane County — her area of expertise as executive director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. But even while I was listening to her in present tense, my thoughts flew back ages in time, to speak to a female family member.

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Twitter, Twitter Little Stars

11/17/09

Twitter, Twitter Little Stars

A bleary eyed nurse just finished a 10-hour shift; she reports that she's looking forward to a hot bath. Because of Twitter, we know that a pet was just bathed, a candle lit, music made, a pie baked, a novel finished, a love affair started, a race run.

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The Intersection of Science and Business <br><em>The latest advice: Trade your oppressive HR practices for a bottle of citrus-scented Windex.</em>

11/03/09

The Intersection of Science and Business
The latest advice: Trade your oppressive HR practices for a bottle of citrus-scented Windex.

I'm a little annoyed with a scientist as I write this, and so I'm off on a rant. Since rants garner more readers than logic (say scientists), I'll continue it here — making this a column with nothing more relevant to Madison businesses than the latest scientific business advice. You can decide how relevant the advice is to you after you read it. I'll guess "not very."

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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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