Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Women of the World at the United Nations

March 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Life, News, Women

Joining hundreds of women from around the world at the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women proved both inspiring and enlightening. The selfless work being done across the globe in behalf of women’s rights and empowerment often flies under the radar screen of media attention, but the reality is that these efforts may well be, in the final analysis, what will save the world. Each of us who are free and safe have an obligation to do our part to ensure a better future for our sisters.

Barra Ascendency A Double Win…

January 15, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Women

Mary Barra’s rise to CEO at General Motors is a win not only for women who wonder if their gender will ever see parity in America’s corporate “C” Suites, it’s also a win for STEM proponents everywhere.

Taking Root After A Storm…

September 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Life

Life’s storms can strip away everything you’ve worked for; someone dies, someone doesn’t love you anymore, your children move away, your job is eliminated. The peace, security, and beauty with which you had surrounded yourself are gone. Allow yourself to grieve, then take a deep breath and figure out the best way to move on. Begin again, planting as you go. Then reap the harvest from your efforts.

Do You Believe In Magic?

August 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Life, News, Women

In a scene straight out of a Hollywood movie, an unknown vocal instructor gets plucked from the audience at the Hollywood Bowl and creates magic on stage with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. The performance of Sarah Horn has, in the blink of an eye, changed the trajectory of her life, and taught the rest of us an important life-lesson. Be prepared for your moment, and when it comes, grab it by the horns and ride it all the way to the stars.

Children Are Starving in China…

August 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life

The recent multimillion dollar wedding of Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas proved that money truly can buy you anything including a fairytale wedding in the forest that Snow White would envy. For all its beauty and creativity I couldn’t help but hear my mother’s voice in my head saying, “But children are starving in China”. Is such excess ever justified when there is so much suffering in the world.

A Little Piece of World Peace…

July 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Life, Monday Musings, Politics

The experiences of this past week have brought in to sharp focus the importance of an ongoing dialog in international relations. From the building of friendships and networks at Lehigh University’s Global Village to the ongoing success of an entrepreneurial venture in Afghanistan, I am reminded that each one of us can and should contribute to a more peaceful planet.

What Price…

June 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Monday Musings, News, Politics

“Life is full of trade-offs. Based on our own value system, we’ll accept a little of “this” so we can have some of “that”. I wonder what Edward Snowden was willing to trade when he divulged the inside workings of the US NSA surveillance set-up. He has certainly raised the bar on the issue of “what price will we pay” and “what will we trade”…

First Check Reality Check…

January 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Life, News, Politics

By now, almost everyone who earns one has received their first paycheck of 2013. Depending on your income bracket and your budget the reality of what the expired Payroll Tax Cut means to you is starting to hit home. 2% more out of your paycheck probably didn’t sound like much in the abstract when you […]

Back To The Future…

January 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Life, Uncategorized

I love the start of a New Year for the nostalgia and introspection it inspires. I have a tradition on New Years Day of reflecting on where I’ve been, the people I’ve met, the experiences that mattered and the lessons learned; the cumulative effect of victories won and wisdom gained along the way that I […]

Press 1 for a Nervous Breakdown…

December 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life, Uncategorized

Technology is wonderful except when it isn’t. One of the times it isn’t is when you need information or customer service and you find yourself hopelessly tangled in a maze of “Push 1 if your problem is X” options or even worse, you hear the dreaded “Welcome to the automated attendant service where we have […]

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