Monthly archive for ‘ August, 2016 ’

On Confidence: The Microburst (Part III of III)

30th August 2016 | Closed

  Part I and Part II of this essay. I’m a newly qualified crew boss with my twenty-person crew on a wildfire in Wyoming. My crew is assigned to mop-up an area—to slowly move through and extinguish everything that is burning. The command team is less worried about the fire at this point and more […]


On Confidence: The River (Part II of III)

30th August 2016 | Closed

  Part I of this essay. Continuing to explore confidence, I think of my friend Sarah’s experience. There are two cars in the river, an upside-down sedan and a right-side-up pickup truck, three people in the truck and four in the car. Most of the passengers get themselves out of their vehicle and out of the […]


On Confidence: The Mountain (Part I of III)

30th August 2016 | Closed

  Confidence and women; women and confidence. Women should lean in; use power poses; not minimize our words or our selves; negotiate; and, above all, be confident! Without, of course, being bitchy or bossy or cold. The internet tells me confidence is “not something that can be learned like a set of rules; confidence is […]