Bonus: Noises from Barnaby the puppy!
Update: In episode 30, one of our Very Special Episodes, our special guest was my daughter Eliza. She asked, “Do you have advice for a sixteen-year-old like me?” Thanks to everyone for sending in such thoughtful advice. Keep it coming.
Try This at Home: Observe a threshold ritual. As promised, I’ve posted a photo of Elizabeth’s sign — actually two photos, from where she kept the sign in two different workplaces.
Know Yourself Better: What are your personal symbols? Mine:
ruby slippers, dictionary, blood, gold star, dice, Holstein cow, peacock feather, cherry. Elizabeth: eyeglasses, mug, book, TV, jack, apple.
Elizabeth’s Demerit: Elizabeth wishes she’d been more supportive of her husband Adam’s desire to renovate their house.
Gretchen’s Gold Star: Gold star to the U.S. Passport Agency.
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