My name is Joy and I have never worked from home.  There, I said it.  Well, while I have worked from home on a random basis when snowed in or awaiting the delivery person or when one of my kids is sick, I’ve never really done it for real.  Until now, that is…...

Without taking a position on the reasoning behind the partial government shutdown, it is an unusual time in Washington (and I have been here 26 years so have experienced many unusual and some horrific events – several government shutdowns...

In looking through my past blogs, I noticed I have not yet written about the perennial issue of New Year’s resolutions. Alas…sometimes I think New Year’s Day should be dubbed Ground Hog’s Day instead because of the many years where my resolutions are identical to those of the year before. Lose 10 pounds, stop eating sugar, keep in better touch with my old friends, be more patient…with everyone....