I have zero complaints about my childhood. I know I am incredibly blessed - my mom loved and cared for me. It was a wonderful family of five children and two parents (who will be celebrating 61 years of marriage later this month). I am lucky to be the oldest child of Judy Talbert. As a … Continue reading Thanking my mom – Julia Ann Matthews Talbert – on Mother’s Day
You can’t use the internet in a given day without reading the word “resilience.” Tweets and LinkedIn posts regularly remind us that we should seek to develop it, claiming resilience is the key to a happy and productive career. Not only that, modern life demands it! A year ago, I wrote a blog post called, … Continue reading Resilience and the Right Path
I’m on vacation this week and next because Larry and I are moving out of our home of 20 years and relocating all of our worldly possessions to the other side of town. We move on Monday (June 2) and packing and unpacking is my focus. I’ve gone into field marshal mode. Boxes are labeled and … Continue reading Moving to the other side of town.
I wrote this post for the Prevent Cancer Foundation's blog carnival. More than 40 years ago, I started the 7th grade living in New Jersey. In January of 1973, my family moved and I began the second half of that school year in Newport News, Virginia. If you've ever been a brand new student, mid year, … Continue reading Who do I prevent cancer for? My friend of 40+ years.
I’ve been married 31 years so buckle up for a long post and lots of musings on marriage. Or, for the part about how marriage affected my career, scroll down to the heading called “I didn’t plan to work after we had kids.” Three months after my 19th birthday and two weeks after my freshman … Continue reading Musings on 31 Years of Marriage and How Marriage Affected My Career
I’m 53. This means I can use my personal blog for whatever purpose I choose. In the past, I've used this space for only professionally-oriented content. I’ll still lean in that direction. But, occasionally, I’ve decided to embarrass those who mean the most to me by writing personal stories about them here. Dad, you’re first. … Continue reading Honoring my Dad — John H. Talbert — on Father’s Day
I didn't like spaghetti until age 19. My middle name comes from my maternal grandFATHER (Lloyd Elizabeth Matthews; he used Lloyd E. Matthews). I was a first-generation college student (no one used the label at the time). I remember the first time my brother Steve and I saw Batman in color. I got my first … Continue reading 7 things you don’t (want to) know about me.
I'll use this blog to say what I think about communication in colleges and universities.