“20”

By Thursday, May 22, 2014 6 No tags Permalink 0

Well, 20 can mean a lot of things to a lot of people but it means one thing and one thing only to me. 20 dollars? 20 minutes until landing? 20 people ahead of me for stand by? Nope. 20 is B-Dawg. Or, more formally, Mr. Brian Dawkins. The best safety ever. The leader of the defense. ...

Eminent Domain

By Sunday, May 18, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 0

This was reunion weekend at Penn and I decided to go, first and foremost to spy on my daughter’s new boss who was a morning panelist, but also to go down memory lane a little bit. Turns out, memory lane got a little deflating, but I’ll get to that in a bit. My daughter starts two ...

Balancing Act

By Friday, May 16, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

Yesterday someone started talking to me about "work-life balance," or maybe it was "juggling work-life balance," or "finding the right balance between work and family." I'm not completely sure because I tune out within a nanosecond of someone talking about work-life things. (Although the idea of juggling in order to stay balanced is a bit intriguing.) Nevertheless, whatever she ...

Meet Me at The Bar

By Sunday, May 11, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Any female corporate traveler is going to have to find her comfort zone when it comes to dining, that is, dining solo. While it's nice to take clients out or join some colleagues, it's common to find yourself alone and hungry. So, the female corporate traveler needs to figure out:  is she a room service ...

Three Tips for the Rookie Solo Traveler – by guest contributor Lylly!

By Saturday, May 10, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

My first experience with solo travel included a humiliation-tinged napkin, a Belgium-bound train, and a French Harry Potter. Oh, and lots of tears. I left my best friend's wedding immediately after dinner--no electric slide, no drunken toasts, no after party. I just blew a few kisses, grabbed my pink suitcase from the coat-check and sped to ...

Table for Two

By Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

I went to Princeton today for a little powwow lunch with an advisor who I've known for a long, long time. She's a bit older than me and consequently has pretty much "seen it all" when it comes to investments, value, and worth. She knows I'm now in the commercial real estate investment business and ...

Home Just to Leave Home

By Monday, May 5, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is what we call a “home office week” in the biz. It means I’m going to spend the week at home trying to leave home. A week at home can be a treat. Two weeks at home can be a nice respite. Three weeks and I’m climbing the walls. This winter was a rough one ...

Chivalry is Checked Curbside

By Friday, May 2, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

After our breakfast meeting in Chicago this week, I ended up chitting and chatting with my boss, Andy, for about an hour in the lobby of the JW. He asked about my trip out yesterday and I told him about my seat mate and gave him the requisite visuals. That led to some travel stories ...