The Waiting Room

"'I'm here for an interview with, ah... Mr. Jenson." "Thanks," said the receptionist. He felt more than saw her purposeful scan of his appearance. In his mind, the just-noticeable wrinkles in his only white collared  shirt became words scrawled in thick, black permanent marker. I'm not good enough. A days' stubble. Hastily tied necktie. Thrift store dress … Continue reading The Waiting Room

Getting A Handle On Conflict

Conflict is an inescapable and completely necessary part of life. There's no denying it - people see and understand the world differently, and it's only a matter of time before perspectives clash, right and wrong get mixed up, and feelings get hurt. But it's pretty clear that different people handle conflict uniquely. Some seem to … Continue reading Getting A Handle On Conflict

Conflict: The Nature of the Beast

Conflict. Why oh why do you plague us so? You are an inevitability - it's just a matter of time before someone or something disagrees with someone else, and they're suddenly in a position of deciding between actions towards resolution, mediation, antagonization, or blissful ignorance. They may have to swallow pride, "take one for the team," … Continue reading Conflict: The Nature of the Beast