Never Doubt

I was going to end the work week with an article about the strange phrase people are using to find me on LinkedIn.  Then I thought if prospective employers read this blog, they might think twice about interviewing me.

So instead I will leave you with a quote from “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare:

“Doubt thou the stars are fire;

Doubt that the sun doth move

Doubt Truth to be a liar:

But never doubt I love.”

May you love with great intensity this weekend.

May you show your love in actions that leave no doubt in other people’s minds that you love.


You Are With Us Always, Jonathan Frid

I learned yesterday that actor Johnathan Frid quietly passed away last weekend.  He will forever in our hearts be known as Barnabas Collins, (link to Barnabas’ arrival) the vampire from “Dark Shadows.” (1967-1971) (Link to opening theme)

My childhood friends and I ran home from school so we could watch “Dark Shadows” much to the displeasure of our mothers.  Us kids would sit and laugh as we noticed the boom mic’s getting into the scenes every now and then.  Plus we would catch Jonathan and other looking over at cue cards.  It was easy to tell he was a classically trained actor the way he spoke and carried himself.


Jonathan recites this lyric on “Original Music From Dark Shadows” (Vol 1).  I thought it appropriate to include it in today’s post.

“I’ll Be With You Always”

I’ll be with you always, ever, forever

I’ll always be near you, though far away

With my love beside you, you won’t be lonely

We’ll meet again dear, some distant day

So don’t be afraid of the future unknown

For I am at your side, you are never alone

I’ll be with you always, ever together

Eternally bonded, never apart

I’ll be with you always, ever together

Eternally bonded, never apart

Always, never apart

Always, never apart

Yes Johnathan, you will always be with us always because you reside in our hearts.

Rest in Peace.

Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest

Horatio, scene ii

Hamlet Act V

William Shakespeare


Polonius On LinkedIn

This above all: to thine ownself be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.


Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3

William Shakespeare

The other day someone looked at my LinkedIn profile and all that showed was “Anonymous LinkedIn User.”


What about all the talk I hear from different people stating:

  • Be yourself
  • Be authentic
  • Be relational
  • Tell the truth

How is having your LinkedIn profile set to “Anonymous LinkedIn User” being authentic, being relational, being yourself and telling the truth?

If you are George Clooney I can understand why you need an Anonymous profile, but odds are you are not George.

I know it is Halloween but don’t hide behind a mask.  Take a chance and let the world see you in all your wonderful glory, even on your LinkedIn profile.

To thine ownself and everyone else – be true.

You just might find some joy in it.