O’Dell

4 days ago

This week I did a thing. I spoke at a global conference in my area of academic study, politeness communication theory. The topic Is Politeness Holding Back Your Progress? Focused on professional progress as an individual and as an organization.

I’d love your (kind and respectful while still being constructive)…

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May 25

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Don’t ask people to feed you, learn to fish.

That axiom means you should look it up.

Dude, seriously, just look it up.

Don’t ask me, or your mom, or Reddit.

LOOK.

IT.

UP.

In the time it takes you to annoyingly ask me — or me to annoyingly ask…

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May 21

I dream of travel,

walking crowded streets

smiling, smelling, seeking

newness and knowledge.

I can’t find the time to do the laundry

while I order grocery delivery

to buy me two more

hours of hustle each week.

I dream of a quiet house

the children launched

the pet’s rainbow journied

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May 12

Dang it.
(I write for the delicate sensibilities
of my dear internet reader
when in reality my language
consisted of swearing that
would make my
Marine grandfather
blush.)

I was writing a great article,
an article, not a poem,
on technical writing
and SMART goals
with witty examples
and humorous quips
and relevant graphics…

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O’Dell

O’Dell

Writer-Reader-Hiker of all the mountains (real and metaphorical) Fuel more writing https://www.buymeacoffee.com/c.d.odell