Val sent me this piece yesterday, Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are. It is spot-on! I cringed reading it just because I could hear myself saying almost all of the key phrases at some point, if not regularly. "Slammed" and "Crashing", dear god, mark my word, I promise not to use these anymore. Fineman's point is true. And frankly, what she doesn't say and what I find even more true is how desperate people are to show they are busy in an effort to be seen as important. September resolution: cut all the busy talk out!