My father, Jay Byron Sinex, passed away on Oct. 27, 2001, at the age of 57. He was a complex, loving, intelligent man with a real twinkle to his eye. He always had a joke or a story. My former employer, Bruce Hetrick, captured one of my Dad’s stories shortly after his death. With his permission, I am reprinting it here in honor of my Dad and the giraffe that follows me everywhere.
Archive for October, 2009
Curiosity can take many forms. Curious people read books. They scan the internet for answers. They sit in coffee shops and people watch. They strike up conversations with complete strangers. They may even eavesdrop. Why? Because they want to know – have to know – what makes other people tick and how the world works.
Sometimes curiosity requires an out-of-body experience. (more…)
Maybe it was because I was on bed-rest and bored or maybe it was the hormones, but when I was pregnant with my second child, I watched every episode of The Baby Show on TLC. It was fascinating to watch other women go through what I was preparing to go through. Yet at the end of every show, I found myself wondering why any self-respecting woman would let complete strangers with cameras into the delivery room to co-experience her joy – and pain.
I felt the same shock and awe this morning watching clips of “Balloon Boy” and his family on CNN and The Today Show. Whether or not the whole thing was a hoax, I was left scratching my head over parents who would haul their kids out of bed, including one sick enough to throw up on national TV, for a 5 a.m. interview. (more…)
I had a Mom just like Mary Kinney’s when I was growing up. My mother always made sure I said thank you and taught me to give back to the community. That’s why I asked Mary if I could re-post her blog from United Way of Central Indiana here. And why I’m going to ask you to go to www.liveunited.tv and vote today, tomorrow AND Friday so a Hoosier can show the country how we do volunteering in the Heartland. (more…)
A colleague of mine likes to start meetings out by saying, “If I’m the smartest person in the room, we are all in trouble.”
He is actually a very confident person who knows a lot about a lot of things in the communications and technology industries. But he also knows there are a lot of things he doesn’t know squat about. (more…)
“Jesus was never Caesar’s political adviser. Neither was Oprah Winfrey.”
I overheard this in Starbuck’s on Saturday. I ignored my desire to ask the speaker if she thought these two would make good advisors for Caesar but the comment stuck with me. (more…)