Mod at Last: My First Podcast!

No one would ever mistake me for an early adopter. I mean, I'm blogging for the first time like a decade after they became cool. I have an hour or two to kill each and every day when I commute to work. Sometimes more when I'm traveling on business. I had a nice repertoire of …

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Mastering The Art Of The Email CC

Let's talk about politics. They'll be no mention of Donald's or Hillary's or Russia in this discourse. We are addressing a different kind of politics entirely. Similarly confusing, maddening, and hard to navigate, office politics are an unavoidable workplace hazard. Especially when it comes to communicating via electronic mail. Any leader with a decent track …

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What Happened When I Closed the (Face)Book

The only thing to have FOMO about, is FOMO itself. It's been two weeks without any real withdrawal.  I removed Facebook from my phone. It started out as an experiment, inspired by this interview with Aziz Ansari, as well as the encouragement of an old friend (who I ironically reunited with through FB) that quit …

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Dear Day Camp Owners: Make Summer Great Again

Dear Summer Camp Owners, Some of my fondest memories were spent with you. But now, you're ruining my life.  Day camp was a magical place. As a camper, we played pirates on playgrounds, we learned how to swim in large groups crammed into an unheated pool, we whined and complained through organized sports, we stood …

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Mom’d Ambition: Striving to be a Madonna

Who says having children is a reason to turn in your career ambition and sacrifice it for homemade baby food, Music Together classes, and endless breastfeeding talk? One minute we're lamenting how there aren't enough women in executive roles, instructing high potential women on things like gravitas and dressing for the role you want, and …

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Summer of The Others

I'm too young to remember The Summer Of Sam. But that slogan doesn't have positive connotations.... So I find it weird to see people tagging their social media pics with #summerofava or #summerofolivia or #summerofliam or #summerofwhoever.  I get it. You're down a kid for the summer thanks to Sleepaway camp, and the younger sibling(s) …

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Why I Don’t Want To Hear About Your Why

Down goes another one. My Facebook feed is increasingly infiltrated with friends that have been turned into facial product pawning soldiers. Some are hocking miracle shakes and hard core workout routines. Others post endless selfies in crazy looking leggings and flowy cardigans. Jewelry, vitamins, essential oils galore. And they ALL want me to join them.  …

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The Only People Celebrating International Women’s Day Are….Women

Apparently it's International Women's Day. Thanks Mr. President for expediting the inauguration of this very important and overdue acknowledgement of half the world. But here's why the effort will fail if it hasn't already. The only people heralding women not just today but almost every day including the day of that impressive March on Washington …

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