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Your Turn for Something Wonderful

March 16, 2018

My brother and sister-in-law are visiting from a snowy Boston and reminding me, all bundled up, that 60 degrees in March is really warm. I’m about to meet them for Italian food. That’s my wonderful for today. How about you?

Illustration by Adam J Kurtz

Time Management

March 15, 2018

Today, I spoke with one of my Career Coaching clients who has just returned home after taking a year off to travel. For almost 2 decades, he’d been working a backbreaking schedule, and is now consciously creating a life with more balance. Time is precious.

Street art by Banksy

Stephen Hawking, RIP

March 14, 2018

What a triumphant life!

Illustration by Oliver Jeffers


TV Company

March 13, 2018

I spent much of the weekend as a 5th wheel with 2 couples (one of whom was visiting from San Francisco). We are all dear friends and it was a pleasure, really. We even rotated who got the hump seat in the back of the car. But there was a moment after dinner when I admitted my addiction to TV news, post election. Part of my explanation was that without a lover, I had lots of time to allocate to it. I was roundly ridiculed. It makes perfect sense to me.

Election Anxiety by Brian Rea

Decode, Please

March 12, 2018

Right now on The New Yorker’s Instagram account, this cartoon by Bob Eckstein has over 17,000 likes. At first glance, I didn’t understand the cartoon. And then, looking closer, I saw the cats. Tell me what you think it means.

What Are You Reading?

March 9, 2018

I’m reading Jane Mayer’s piece about Christopher Steele in The New Yorker. (And about 6 years ago, I did read the new translation of War & Peace.) What are you reading?

Comic by John Atkinson.

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018

“I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.” – RBG

Plant Life

March 7, 2018


If you’re in NYC, check out Half Gallery and see Geoff McFetridge’s work.

Cramming for the Dentist

March 6, 2018

I have an appointment with the dental hygienist in a few weeks, and my teeth are getting a workout. 

Chart by Michelle Rial

Where To Go Next?

March 5, 2018

I’m not an easy traveller. In part, it’s the nester in me. I’m also a lousy sleeper, something even harder to do on the road. On a recent trip to Florida, within minutes of being inside the hotel room, I unpacked the suitcase, and put my book on the table beside the bed, replicating its place at home. On the plus side of being single is getting to decide on excursions without compromise. But do you travel alone, and if not, who goes with you? I’d love to hear about your next journey? 

Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss