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Wish You Were Here

8 November 2022

Geof has been exploring the rich databases of the Library of Virginia. Inspired by postcards he collects, he’s been researching the stories of old motels, restaurants, and tourist attractions and browsing old newspapers to learn about the past histories of these artifacts, as well as searching Google Earth and maps to see what now stands in their place.   



Be a Beginner

25 October 2022

Barbara read Cal Newport’s review of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt and learned that getting back to a “beginner’s mind” can help  you to cope with life’s challenges.



Leadership Behaviors

27 September 2022

Janie reflected on what she learned during a recent keynote session with Dr. Mo Gaffney at the Charlottesville SHRM Conference. 



An Antidote to Burnout

13 September 2022

Rachel read Laura Vanderkam's opinion piece, "There's a Better Way to Reclaim Your Time than 'Quiet Quitting'," and was buoyed by a counter-intuitive observation about restoring energy.



What Does Your Journey Require?

30 August 2022

Allison woke up thinking about one of her favorite poems by Mary Oliver and pondered what she could learn from The Journey today.  



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