Imagine I’m writing this column in a spacious office decorated with tasteful photos of my family, my college diplomas on the wall, and wearing a pin-striped “power suit.” You’d probably pay closer attention, or at least assume I know what I’m talking about, right?

Now for the reality check. I’m actually writing this from my home computer while wearing a pair of worn-in jeans and a t-shirt. One of my cats is lying atop the dining room table that doubles as my home office, and children’s toys are strewn about my feet. Changes your perspective on things, doesn’t it?

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