Mom The Zombie Slayer: A Teaching Moment

We were in the land of the zombies. But really, it was just a Starbucks on the lower east side. It’s not often we venture back into the city since migrating to the suburbs five years ago. But we had tickets. To the theater. Ok, it was Blue Man Group, we’re not that cultured (but I …

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The Invitation I Couldn’t Refuse… What Happened Next?

We have room for you in the front row she says. I have comfortably moved into my seat in the back left corner of the gigantic ballroom, now lined with rows and rows of black draped tables and outdated upholstered chairs. I have unpacked my essentials- computer, blackberry, personal phone, bottle of Smart Water- when …

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How to Mix Career and Family (or not)

Winded, I look up to see I just got tossed by a 12 year old girl with an athletic build on her way to the “free candy” table at my industry conference.  Instinctively I think, I wish my kids were here with me.  But really, I don’t. For a moment, I think, I really miss …

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Amazon, you’re evil, but I just can’t Quit you!

The Amazon ain’t just a forest in South America. It’s big, expansive, and easy to get lost inside. Kinda like that little website we pay $120 a year to shop on. I remember sitting in my college lecture, crammed full of overachievers who went by their middle names, with my professor, The Dean of the …

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