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September 10th, 2020

Empty Nested & Pet-less


The one and only, Gonzo the Gecko




For the past four years I have been living a semi-empty nester life. As my daughter, Sam, was away at college, it was just my husband and I at home for most of the year. With her senior year ending this spring, I knew that she would find a job, get her own place, and we'd be full-time empty nesters.





The good news is that even with the craziness of 2020, my daughter did get a job. She also got

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August 25th, 2020

Monday Nights Are for Us






As our marriage was a second for both my husband and me, we didn't start our relationship with just the two of us. Rather, it began with four children and a couple animals. Thus, a good amount of our time from the very beginning was spent with the usual family activities- sports, school, adventures, and more.





However, no matter the age of your children or the newness of your relationship, it's important to have time for just the two of you. Without meaning to do

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July 23rd, 2020

PeKu- What’s in a Name?






Sometimes it's more than you imagine.





When I first launched this publishing company in July 2008 I named it Wasabi Media Group. I chose this name as I had been an entrepreneur in residence at Wasabi Ventures and thought it could be beneficial to be known as part of that family.





Over the next four-ish years, I made three discoveries. First, because I had an affiliation with Wasabi Ventures and shared their name, many people assumed my company was venture-related. Second, using

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July 7th, 2020

Can I Do This?






Some people have an enormous base of confidence. Some people have very little. I am somewhere in between.





I once had a friend ask where I got all my confidence from. I laughed. I don't ooze confidence, but what I do is fake it until my confidence levels rise.





At so many times in my life, when approaching a new task or a public event, I have sweating palms and butterflies doing somersaults in my stomach. As much I would love

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June 23rd, 2020

So, This Is Fifty






Last month I turned fifty.





It seems like a surreal sort of statement. Fifty? Me? Some days it feels like I have fifty years of experience in this world, and others I wonder how that much time has passed.





The arrival of my fiftieth birthday felt highly anticipated. It's not that I was expecting fireworks or that I purposely zeroed in on it. Rather, in the year leading up to this birthday, on an almost subconscious level, I became quite reflective. What

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May 5th, 2020

My Adoration of Data






As I took a walk the other evening, I contemplated both my love of data and the writing of this post. You see, this post was a tricky one for me to write. I must have written at least five drafts before I was semi-satisfied with my work. I had written, rewritten, and procrastinated for long enough; I wanted a workable draft that I could edit. So, I typed and deleted until I got to that point.





When I had written enough, I headed out

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