Experience

Finding Balance on Social Media

I realize the title is somewhat deceptive. This blog isn’t about time management. It is about balancing our message on social media. Perhaps I should explain. In the past Emily and I have posted issues or questions on social media that somehow morphed into unpleasant debates which have never been our intention. This has caused …

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Seven Time Management Lessons From a Really Crazy Week!

I recently found myself trying to survive one of the worse crisis weeks in many years. It all started near the end of March when my wife informed me that the drain seemed to be clogged and she was calling the plumber. When I arrived home, there wasn’t one van, there were about five with …

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Transparency at American Translators Association

You spend the entire weekend cleaning your home from top to bottom. The place looks great. All that’s left is a sink full of dirty dishes. Some friends drop by unexpectedly. Did they notice your immaculate dwelling? Do they appreciate all your toil? Unlikely; when things are fine, nobody seems to notice. However, most assuredly, …

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Living Out Of My Comfort Zone

My existence is a miserable one, and I have brought it all upon myself. This is because I keep choosing difficult projects and surround myself with challenging people. Take my wife, Emily, of 23 years. She is an extremely intelligent, brilliant, and talented person. This means that I am always kept on my toes. When …

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A Crazy Interpreter’s Method for keeping the rest of his Sanity

Everyone who knows me including my wife and children think I am a little touched in the head, Cuckoo, a little nutty. Since these are people that I trust, I will accept their assessment. I am a Business owner, medical interpreter, sales and marketing officer, husband, father, and  very active in community service. What does …

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Clashing Sentiments Regarding ATA Issues

Not long ago, I wrote a blog about current issues in the ATA. The dual purpose was to encourage members to evaluate the stated goals of the candidates and vote. A great effort was made to present the issues and to lay out facts uncovered from the ATA website. It stayed away from being judgmental …

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