Speak volumes

Our first meeting seemed anything but fortuitous. There I was, a newly minted 24-year-old, proudly sitting in my cubicle on the executive floor of a Big Brand. I was as close to Mahogany Row (what long-time employees called our row of C-suite offices) as you could get without being a corporate attorney or a secretary….

Dashing for Dash buttons

Cue the angel chorus. I just discovered Dash buttons. You’ve not heard of them? Are you kidding me? Despite the fact that I just seconds ago became one of the Enlightened Ones, I hereby proclaim you so very Yesterday. Get with it, Bubbie. Dash buttons can be placed around your home, near or on items you…

The things we do for . . . money?

If I were to share with you the stories of what my friends have done for love, I would be a rather lonely gal. So I won’t. But they seem to have no problem with me sharing what they have done for money. We are talking on a level somewhat more sophisticated than the elementary…

I like the scoreboard this week

You will never guess what I concluded after my news review this morning. The world is not such a horrible place. Yep, you heard it here. (Earlier in the week, I wrote about my efforts to help improve my corner of it. Seems only right we continue the conversation with much larger endeavors.) The world…

Show me who you are . . . not

I have been reminded lately of who I am by being shown who I am not. I prefer self-definition via positive affirmation along the lines of “I appreciate simplicity” or “I value family time.” Recently, though, I am shown who I am and what I value due to my distaste and aversion for what my…

A New York minute

I was recently in New York City for the day with my family. As we walked out of the World Trade Center subway stop, we walked onto ground I had only seen in video footage. I’d been to New York City before, but the last time was just weeks before that dreadful 9/11 day. My…

Do you see that naked emperor?

The emperor has no clothes, people. Are you with me? Or are you one of those people on LinkedIn who has thousands of connections, few of whom you really know anything about? I try to stay relevant. But a recent mishap makes me wonder why many of us are not more persnickety about our online…