A Different FocusPosted: January 17, 2011
So I have a new job — some of you know that, some of you don’t.
That’s fine. I’ll eventually share more about it. But, fact is, it was a great move for me. The right one at the right time — for a variety of reasons.
One of the benefits of the new job? My brother Tom works there, too. He’s been there for about 10 years. We don’t see each other every day. Heck, I can’t even remember the last time I have seen him. We don’t even talk and/or email every day.
But, it’s been fun. He knows a ton of people there and they all say good things about him (I just figure they are being polite….). He’s given me some insight into some people that’s been helpful, and he’s put up more than a few times with emails meant for me that have gone to him. Of course, I’ve put up with being called “Tom” a few times, too.
We’ve had one lunch together in the cafeteria — and we’ll have a second today.
Afterall, today is his birthday. And, well, it’s Tim’s, too. Remember, they are twins.
So today, which has, at least for the last few years, been a tough day, becomes somewhat of a good day.
I was never really sure how to deal with today — particularly how to ‘deal’ with Tom and what I can only imagine he feels on this day.
But today, we’ll have lunch. We won’t talk about anything of substance, but that’s totally fine. Key is, we’ll be there. Together. We’ll talk about work stuff or even the horrible Patriots game. Most likely other stuff, too, since Renee and the kids are coming in to have lunch with “Uncle Tom,” too.
Regardless of what the lunch topic is today, many things that are spoken will actually never be said.
And, for this tight-lipped Irish Catholic family, that’s quite alright.