They told us not to get a dog. My friend, Ed was emphatic and warned, "Listen to me! You get a dog, and everything seems great. Then one day you realize that the kids have left home, and then the dog dies. I am telling you it's too sad, don't do it." read more
The first came in response to a sense that I had done it all as an HR executive. There were no surprises, only the tedium of repetition. Fortunately, I had spent the last ten years enjoying a corporate environment which allowed me to be myself, with little self censure or pretense. In spite of that, I couldn't face another year.