Capture the Flag, Tag, Dodgeball, Foursquare… and the dreaded Tetherball.

Wild sport of Dodgeball

Chasing happiness can be as elusive as trying to catch a balloon. It’s there and it's visible, but you are not always able to grasp it.


Selling is challenging and has its own unique pockets of pain. None are as frightful though as the gripping fear and desperation of a sales fog. That is how I refer to it. It can roll in like a thick fog and once it settles upon you, it is difficult…


I was laid off today, and I did not see it coming. I was the top salesperson on my team for 2 years in a row, exceeding the targets laid out in the “Corporate Sales Plan” for both pipeline and bookings. …


Raccoons are problem solvers.

I found this out recently in a battle over cat food left outside in a sealed container. As my visiting raccoons continued to open the container, escalated attempts by me to prevent their access embarrassingly failed. …


The Mandalorian

“I can bring you in warm, or I can bring you in cold”

This is the first line of dialog spoken by Mando, the name given to the Mandalorian bounty hunter character and star of the Disney + original series.

I am obsessed with this character and after watching 16…


BY MARY SLAGLE / DECEMBER 1, 2020

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Four days before Thanksgiving I was diagnosed with COVID19. I had to get tested when I found out from a neighbor that I had been exposed. Concerns that I would catch it had been on my mind since March, and I had been…


Raccoons are problem solvers.

I found this out recently in a battle over cat food I had left outside in a sealed container. As my visiting raccoons continued to open the container, escalated attempts by me to prevent their access embarrassingly failed. …


How To Stay Thankful When Separated

I am not spending Thanksgiving with any of my family. They will spend it gathered around a table together and I will not be there. Am I sick, or injured, or somehow incapable of joining them? No.

I am healthy, of sound mind and…


Selling and Making a Difference

Salespeople are selfish. This opinion is widely held, and assorted other ideas float alongside it. Salespeople are greedy, self centered, aggressive and pushy.

I chose the profession because I have always been a persuasive and friendly person. Sales seemed like the natural place for me…

Mary Slagle

Writing about life mixed with technology and psychology is my passion

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