4th of July 2018


4 times a year we celebrate a Patriotic Holiday. T raffic going and coming everywhere  H urrying to enjoy a great day     O f celebrating our freedom   F rom tyranny, oppression and terrorists.     J ars of ketchup, mustard and … Continue reading

Appreciate your continuing to Visit this Blog


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Thanks to all of you for your Comments and Likes this year.  It is much appreciated. With gratitude, Jo Ann M. Radja

1st Day of July, 2015




It’s the first Day of July and here in the Midwest, many people begin to prepare for the 4th of July weekend, here are a number of ideas and thoughts to consider:


F orever and always we say

T o celebrate and

H old our values high.


O nly in America do we truly enjoy

F reedoms other countries only admire.


J ustice wrapped

U p in red, white and blue.

L iberty, life and the pursuit of happiness for

Y ou.©Jo Ann M. Radja



May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely than our own.  Daniel Webster.


The United States is the only country with a known birthday.  James G. Blaine


Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  Benjamin Franklin


Enjoy your day!


“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach




“Sameness in our Relationships”


I published this post on another media this afternoon on LinkedIn.com.  Enjoy your week as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As. “As questions arise about Ethics and its place in our society, it’s not something people discuss … Continue reading

Missed, Misstep or Mistake


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  Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce    Since we are not perfect, we often place stress on ourselves when we don’t fully understand what happened following a “blip” in our careers.  Was it a mistake or a … Continue reading

July 4th 2014


  4 times a year we celebrate a Patriotic Holiday. Traffic going and coming everywhere  Hurrying to enjoy a great day     Of celebrating our freedom   From tyranny, oppression and terrorists.     Jars of ketchup, mustard and hot sauce on the table, Unforgettable … Continue reading

Just say it. . .


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A week or so ago, I heard a public conversation between two people.  The subject was honesty. This conversation ended with one person believing there was only one answer to the question of what honesty is.  I was surprised by this … Continue reading

Expect, Expected, Expecting . . .


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“If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don’t really know where we are standing… We may only go in circles…”    Jon Kabat-Zinn When the … Continue reading

The details we want to know . . .


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Lady Trade is 12 feet tall and weighs 5.5 tons.  She and Lady Agriculture graced the entrance to the Chicago Board of Trade Building in 1885.    Some 60+ years later while this building was demolished, these statues mysteriously disappeared.      During 1978,  … Continue reading