Friday, February 25, 2011

WIRTW #166 (the light at the end of the tunnel edition)


You might not know what the above is a picture of, but to me it’s a picture of me sleeping in my own bed every night, and having my family together for more than a couple of hours in a hospital room every day. It’s the canister into which son’s NG tube feeds, and, if you look really closely, you will see that the goo draining into it is clear. Clear goo means the bilious goo that had been pooling in his stomach has started to go somewhere else—down through his bowel— which means that we are (hopefully) rounding the final turn towards home. We’re not home yet (still maybe as much as another week or more), but we’re the closest we’ve been in the past 16 days.

I cannot put into words how much everyone’s emails and tweets of care and support have meant to me. The compassion of strangers often outweighs that of people we’ve known for years. And for that compassion I will forever owe everyone a debt of gratitude.

Here’s what I read this week:

Social Media & Workplace Technology

Labor Relations


HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Competition and Trade Secrets

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