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Welcome to Pursuit of Spark!  Join us for conversations about creative approaches to the challenges, possibilities, and pleasures of everyday life and work.

Thanks to Dick Nodell and Stephanie Lyness, we have much to share with you over the next few months in Work Mysteries and American Gumbo.  If you have a question for Dick or Steph, send it to us at info (at)  We would love to have you join the conversation!

If you're in New York City, please join me at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for Spark Conversations.   You can find out more about this new series here.

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Work Mysteries with Dick Nodell

In five minutes of conversation, Dick Nodell can illuminate a Work Mystery, offering good-humored guidance and thought-provoking wisdom about the challenges of negotiating the workplace.



Turning off work 

Lucy is a newlywed with a big new job -- and her husband is getting a bit miffed that when she's home, it seems like a part of her is still at work. I remember those days -- reading to one of my kids, and the words from the book came out of my mouth but my mind was deep in the thicket of radio program development. In this episode of Work Mysteries, Dick Nodell has some great ideas for how to be present both at home and at work.

Work Mysteries -- Turning off work by Sparkwork

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