Recent Posts by Zoe Vogel

Virgo School

By Monday, September 8, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 1

I shouldn’t be too surprised that a bunch of Virgos took issue with one of my blog posts. Nothing says “perfectionist, critic, and hard to impress” than Virgo. I should know. I’m a big time Virgo and proud of it. So, several blogs ago I made a proclamation that I had no baggage. No baggage in ...

Sans Map

By Saturday, August 30, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

You may recall my “Eminent Domain” blog posted back in May after I attended my Penn reunion. I had listened to President Gutmann’s presentation and concluded that, given her use of the words “eminent” and “pre-eminent” 95 times in 30 minutes, that anyone wanting to hang around Penn better have some big ideas, some big ...

Lean In, Not Back

By Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

A small news story caught my attention yesterday. You may have missed it or not bothered to look twice at it. But, to me, it was action packed with potential. In short, United flight 1462 EWR to DEN was diverted to ORD because of a brew-ha-ha over one passenger’s refusal to let another passenger recline. ...

Baggage

By Saturday, August 23, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

I never check bags. That’s right. Never. Not on an overnight to BOS, and not on a 10 day trip to France. I guess at the root of it all, I want to hold on to my own baggage. And I don’t want to watch some carousel circulate everyone else’s baggage. Some people won’t use public ...

They Are Biohazards!

By Saturday, August 2, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

So I’m heading home from Denver, plopped in exit row aisle (wondering why it’s okay for that guy to have a bright yellow guitar case as carry on), when the flight attendant starts to do her safety routine. She’s already asked us if we speak English so my exit row mates are all doing their ...

Tell tale signs

By Thursday, July 31, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Last night, I’m PHL to DEN and I’m seeing the normal Denver-bound sights (sadly, no B Dawg this time). Denver-bound “looks” go something like this: white women with dreadlocks (you know, the hair is so long and dirty it just starts clinging to itself and forms frizzy dreadlocks); white men wearing climbing gear with crampons ...

Putting Up with It

By Friday, July 25, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Ever feel like you fell in a rabbit hole? You know, that feeling where you’re the odd one out…where everything around you doesn’t make any sense but no one else seems to notice? Or, maybe you’re stuck asking yourself David Byrne’s inimitable question, “How did I get here?" Today I was at day two of an ...

Lost and Found

By Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

A few weeks back I had a day trip to New York (that’s TRE to NYP) and I left my umbrella on the train. Not just any umbrella. My Burberry umbrella. I bought this baby back when Burberry umbrellas were “only” $120 and I’ve carried it to some fine locales. It escorted me to Burgundy ...

Plain Lessons

By Friday, July 18, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I was recently at lunch with a friend who asked what life lessons I’ve learned. Here we go. I’m supposed to have some big time lessons I’ve learned the hard way. You know, the type where now that I’m older and wiser, I can talk about them and sound all reflective and sage. Sure I’ve got ...

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