Year of Mister Scrubby

Today marks one year since my beloved cat, Scrubs, passed away. He was Scrubby, Mister Scrubby, Big Beef & Cheese, Mister Doop-Dee-Doos, and the Mayor of Chunk City, USA. (My seven-month-old nephew is the new mayor, by the way.) I wouldn’t say it’s been the worst year of my life, but I’m in no hurry…

Compassion Fatigue in HR

I have friends who work deep in the trenches of animal rescue groups. They rescue pit bulls from fighting rings. They rehome unwanted cats and move them to barns in the countryside. They save bunnies and chinchillas from the most disgusting and repugnant breeding facilities. Several of them suffer from compassion fatigue, but many do…

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2015 Accomplishments

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about accomplishments. Let’s not beat around the bush. My biggest accomplishment is that I revisited some of my failures and made them right. I remembered my friend Lance’s birthday. I met Lil Bub. I tried to write a…

Cuba Libre

Hi, everybody. Just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be on hiatus for the next few weeks. I’m getting organized, closing down some projects and heading off to Havana. I’m not going dark, though. I’ll have new content up and ready for you. I’ll be writing about outstanding and impressive HR bloggers.…

Roxy Turns One!

Today is Roxy’s first birthday, and it’s a big day in our home. When I first saw her at Petco, Roxy’s name was Kissy. Then it was Kizzy. Then it was irrelevant. I said, “Take her off the website. This baby is going home with me.” Roxy has acquired a ton of new names during…