Category: life & career

Shooda Wooda Cooda

When I was in college one of my favorite texts to quote from was: Marry, and you will regret it. Do not marry, and you will also regret it. Marry or do not marry, you will regret it either way.…

Nine-Eleven

At the beginning of the month, I was lucky enough to participate in a workshop at the New York Historical Society (NYHS) on teaching about 9/11 called, Collections and Recollections. It was facilitated by Jon Fein, who has just finished…

Talking ’bout My Geri-nation

A friend once told me that Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf was a completely different book at 30. I was 19 and had just finished reading it. Two things happened when I read Rebecca Thorman’s post on Penelope Trunk’s blog, The Brazen…

Hot Air

My grandmother blamed a variety of physical ills on poor diet and “Hot Air.” My grandmother was a smart woman. Given the opportunity and the desire, I am sure she would have been able to identify quite a number of…

No Comment

A friend and I have been engaged in an ongoing sometimes heated but always interesting debate about saying, No, in our professional lives and in our personal lives. The topic had become so engaging that I wrote a post about…