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 ...

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 ...

Finding Ego

By Sunday, December 7, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I took a quick trip across the pond this week. It was a last-minute jaunt to the city Dickens wrote about – a four day break between jobs and a sure fire way to peek back at myself when I was younger, independent, courageous and even a bit feisty. Huh, Zoe? All that is embodied ...

Journeys without clear destinations

By Friday, November 14, 2014 3 No tags Permalink 0

About ten years ago I was working in marketing for a firm that had just bought another firm, making it a compilation of three asset management entities. The CEO wanted my group to come up with a brochure that touted the “power of the combination.” Naturally, there was much less power ensuing from the combination ...

Blondes have more fun!

By Sunday, October 19, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 0

About a year ago I became a blonde. Well, sorta blonde – brown with some highlights is the technical description, I guess. It all started when I was out to lunch with my mom in my hometown and we ran into a bunch of teachers and none of them recognized me. Over the years, I ...

“Like Minded Individuals”

By Sunday, September 21, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

I first heard this little phrase while working at Lehigh several years ago. I oversaw the communications team and we were writing a little blurb on some alumni travel program and the writer wrote that alums going on this, what was it, boat tour of the Danube, would enjoy themselves because they be among “like ...

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 ...

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 ...