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 ...

Arthur vs. Home Depot

By Friday, July 4, 2014 3 No tags Permalink 0

If you read my blog, you know where I am this weekend. Seaside. July 4th means fireworks, sand, surf, and sun. And bad beach drivers. Oh, and a lot of Bruce Springsteen blaring “Born in the USA.” Often it’s played during the fireworks or just by a bunch of people tooling around in their tricked-up ...

Humor Travels

By Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 0

Every now and then I’m surveyed about why I opted to do business with a certain _________________ (fill in the blank): financial advisor, sales representative, car salesman, hairdresser, etc. The survey will offer some suggested answers like “Trust,” “Professional Demeanor,” “Knowledgeable,” “Responsive to my Needs.” The one they rarely offer – and the one that is ...

Male Mole in First Class!

By Thursday, June 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

So, I’m TRE to NYP yesterday (that’s train talk for heading to New York from Trenton) and I hear the little “ping” telling me I have a text from Johnny. Johnny is a male corporate traveler who is now apparently serving as a third party agent for me in gathering blog stories. I have encouraged ...

“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 ...