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Catherine
Interests: Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Biomedical Research, Personal Development
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It is with very mixed feelings that I am in the process of closing Work(s) in Progress after almost 8 years and moving the existing content to my personal website. I'm trying to consolidate all of my various on-line identities.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at Work(s) in Progress
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I ran the Boulder Half Marathon on Sunday. It remains one of the prettiest courses that I have ever run (2011 slideshow). It was a perfect fall day. The temperature at the start of the race was perhaps 50 rising... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Work(s) in Progress
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Until last week, I had only been to Hawaii, once, a few years ago, on a whirlwind trip to Big Island, Kauai and Oahu. Last week I had the opportunity to enjoy a weeklong decadent stay in Maui. While Kauai... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Work(s) in Progress
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Why did Icarus need to fall? I remember translating (from the Latin) the myth of Icarus in Ovid’s Metamorphoses as a young girl. It seemed natural and obvious that Icarus should fall. What hubris! How dare he try to fly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Work(s) in Progress
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I took a quick trip to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming this past weekend. I recommend taking more time - a week at least, two would be better. I plotted a leisurely route mostly avoiding interstate, and generally not covering... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at Work(s) in Progress
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I love Colorado in the Fall. It's still warm and sunny but there is a crispness to the air; the leaves on some trees are just starting to turn. I love the sounds and smells of the dry leaves as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Work(s) in Progress
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A few months ago, someone important to me sent me a quote without comment: “There are three C’s in life: CHOICES, CHANCES, & CHANGES. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.” I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Work(s) in Progress
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I am finally coming up for air after figuratively holding my breath for the last 6 months while my job search and transition was on-going. After 15 years of working in Denver, Colorado I recently made a big transition (January... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Work(s) in Progress
How much is too much? I came of age reading Robert Heinlein. This fostered in me an innate understanding of and respect for those people who choose to live off the grid, on cash, and resist a microchipped, google earth... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
What would you do with 90 days? I am 30+ days into a 90 day "transition" out of my current job. I can remember like it was yesterday my disappointment in thinking that I would not get this job, my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
I know that I have written about my friend the magnificent Martha Simmons before, most recently here. Martha is always running or working with some health related non-profit - March of Dimes, ALS Association (where I met her in 1999... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
Do you have your Zen? I am constantly searching for mine... A friend turned me onto a cancelled too soon TV show called Life. You can watch every episode of Life free on Hulu through September of 2010. I am.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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About a month ago I spent 3 days at the magnificent (Orvis recommended) North Fork Ranch in Shawnee Colorado. While it’s only about an hour from Denver, it feels inaccessible, as in there is no ATT cell service there. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
Clay posted a link to a test to determine Character Strengths. Like Clay, I registered on the website to take the test. 240 questions later, I learned my top strengths, in this order are: Honesty, authenticity, and genuineness: You are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
A chiropractor recently moved into the building where I work. I had never gone to one before. The scientist in me thinks that much of chiropractic medicine is about as credible as voodoo. And yet, Irene, who I trust implicitly,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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I am the Executive Director of the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver. Each year we host an annual business plan competition that is open to all early stage Colorado companies. Over the years, the Business... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
I attended a briefing on the 2012 project tonight at the Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women at the University of Denver. The primary speaker was Mary Hughes who charismatically explained why the US needs more elected officials who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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Mar 15, 2010
I turned 42 on Monday. I thought about getting a massage, but instead I signed up for the Boulder Spring Half as a birthday present to myself. While I've done a 5K, a marathon and a half-marathon in the past,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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Day 1 is here. The next two days were all about getting acclimated. Days 2 & 3 are here. These days were pretty much spent as a tourist in Shanghai. Days 4 & 5 are here. Lots of meetings with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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Day 1 is here. The next two days were all about getting acclimated. Days 2 & 3 are here. These days were pretty much spent as a tourist in Shanghai. Days 4 & 5 are here. Lots of meetings with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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Day 1 is here. The next two days were all about getting acclimated. Days 2 & 3 are here. These days were pretty much spent as a tourist in Shanghai. Days 4 & 5 are here. Lots of meetings with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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You can find pictures from my trip on Flickr. Day 1 is here. The next two days were all about getting acclimated. Days 2 & 3 are here. These days were pretty much spent as a tourist in Shanghai. Days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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You can find pictures from my trip on Flickr. Day 1 is here. The next two days were all about getting acclimated. Days 2 & 3 are here. These days were pretty much spent as a tourist in Shanghai. Days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress
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You can find pictures from my trip on Flickr. Day 1 is here. The next two days were all about getting acclimated. Days 2 & 3 are here. These days were pretty much spent as a tourist in Shanghai. Days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2010 at Work(s) in Progress