Based in Washington, Ross is a general manager of a food safety company. His musings explore life, work and every moment in between.

Emily McDowell's Manifesto

Below is Emily McDowell's Manifesto that hangs in my house and applies to my thoughts on 2017.

“Let’s get real. Let’s make friends with our imperfections, because they are the side effects of being human, and there is medicine in “me, too.” Let’s laugh at ourselves; it sure beats the hell out of the alternative. Let’s agree that normal isn’t a thing, and unlovable isn’t either. Let’s not be dicks. There are already enough dicks. Let’s reframe our mistakes as lessons and start kicking ass at learning. And let’s use honesty as humor and heart to leave this place a little better than when we found it.” -Emily McDowell

Let’s have a great year.

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