It is what it is

By Tuesday, August 4, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

I’ve had a blog swimming around my head for a few weeks now. “Blog” is a generous word for it, actually. “Rant” might be more accurate. The topic of this blogrant is the seemingly ubiquitous use of the expression “No Problem.” I hear it almost everywhere I go, particularly at restaurants or similar venues where ...

Move Out

By Friday, July 3, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

A good friend of mine texted me from her son’s 6th grade “graduation ceremony” a few weeks ago. Yeah, you read that right. They now do a ceremony for when kids go from 6th grade to big bad middle school. It’s called “Move Up” or “Promotion” or something like that. Should be called “Wake Up” ...

Wine with the Water

By Monday, May 25, 2015 1 No tags Permalink 0

Last week I was out in Southern Cal and then San Fran and I remembered a little travel lesson that took me a while to learn: have some fun on the road. There’s very little that’s glamorous about traveling for work these days – and lots of things that are decidedly unglamorous – so it’s ...

Proof Positive

By Friday, April 10, 2015 1 No tags Permalink 0

A friend of mine, Gigi, once told me, “You’re so busy trying to prove yourself, you don’t realize you’ve already made it.” Gigi doesn’t read my blog. She’s too busy being great. I mean it…she’s a big deal lawyer turned campus violence-prevention advocate. She’s either running around the country giving talks or being interviewed by ...

More on the Abyss

By Wednesday, March 25, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Okay, I got a lot of texts and email and even some voicemails saying I left you hanging! Hey, Zoe….what happened at the gate? So, I thought you may have been worn out by my tale so I spared you the last leg. Upon returning to the gate we, we, we……waited. I still hadn't gotten ...

The Traveling Abyss

By Saturday, March 21, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

When I was a freshman in college I had to write a paper on falling into the abyss. Or looking into the abyss. Or walking along the edge of the abyss. Something like that. I don’t think I even knew what an abyss was (I certainly couldn’t pronounce it.) So I found myself thinking of that ...

Mothers & Sons

By Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5 No tags Permalink 0

I saw a play in Philadelphia a few weeks called “Mothers and Sons,” and while the story’s premise isn’t something I’m dealing with, it did remind me of the bond that ties a mother to her son and (a girl can hope) a son to his mother. The play was about a mother who had ...

Uber Alles

By Thursday, February 5, 2015 2 No tags Permalink 0

I was back on the rails this week heading up to home office. After my last trip where both my inbound and outbound flights were cancelled due to weather, I didn’t even feign flying to Hartford. I had my Amtrak tickets lined up, my snacks packed and I was ready to read a book and ...

American Hero

By Saturday, January 31, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

I decided to cook this week and make one of my son’s favorites. I’m a sucker like that.  Plus, it’s cold out and nothing beats being cooped up than cooking up something warm and hearty. So, I set out to make beef bourguignon - the version from Julia Child’s cookbook. You know, the one where ...