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5,000th post

This is the 5,000th post on Ask a Manager since the site launched in 2007. When I started the site eight years ago, I thought I had about six months of posts in me, and had no idea if anyone would send in any questions. Today, the site gets 50+ questions a day, 2 million visits a […]

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back…

I’m back!  And this happened: (click to enlarge) And special thanks to Ireland Chauffeur Travel, who drove us around for the second week of the trip once we left Dublin — on Ireland’s terrifyingly narrow roads, no less — booked us into ridiculously great hotels, and gave us an awesome guide. If you’re going to […]

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thank you

To the readers who gave me this amazing wedding gift — a book of marriage advice from “Ask a Commenter” — THANK YOU!  My fiance said it was the single most thoughtful gift he’s ever seen, and I second that. I’m so moved by this. And I think we’re going to quote some of your advice […]

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40

That’s it for today — I’m taking the rest of the day off to celebrate officially hitting middle age with my 40th birthday, so there won’t be new posts until tomorrow. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves! (Or check out Saturday’s and Sunday’s posts if you missed them.)

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an interview with me, nominations, etc.

A couple of me-centric things — 1. Unmana Datta, a marketing specialist who sometimes comments here, just published an interview with me about some of the behind-the-scenes workings of Ask a Manager, and how the blog led me to start working for myself. It includes the biggest challenges I’ve faced as an entrepreneur, my least […]

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the terrible foot tragedy of one year ago

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of The Terrible Tragedy That Befell My Foot! I am not entirely back to normal: I still have a slight limp that’s probably only detectible if you scrutinize me, and I still can’t run (although that will only be a problem if I’m chased). Most annoyingly, I still can’t wear […]

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things I like

Three years ago, I did a “things I like” post. It is time to update it!  (Note that one item remains from the old list; some things change, and some do not.) 1. Tea, hot or iced 2. These sheets!  Like sleeping in a bed of spun gold. 3. This blanket! Like sleeping in the embrace […]

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I walk!

I am walking. I know I mentioned a week ago that this was starting to happen, but I am now in full-on walking mode! I haven’t used a crutch for three days and have banished them from my sight. I am legitimately walking around — I am all up in the Trader Joe’s and Whole […]

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still not walking…

Just in case you’re wondering, I’m still not walking, at least not without crutches. And yes, it’s been three months since the terrible tragedy that broke my foot. I am ready for it to be over (as, I imagine, is everyone around me). I’ve been entertaining myself by documenting the saga of my foot (well, […]

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