Swedish Space

When we moved to Sweden, V's parents were kind enough to invite us to stay with them in their home. We gratefully agreed and got to work immediately looking for our own place, not wanting to overstay our welcome ....more

My Post Allume World (Part 1)

Greetings from my couch, where I'm snuggled up with a loaner laptop, a snoring Puggle, and the falling-apart blanket that I love and refuse to let go of, because it once belonged to my best friend Ann who I miss dearly. I've been working from home today, hunkered down and snuggled up during Hurricane Sandy. Our power has flickered on and off but it's on now and we have lights and electronics and the dishwasher and dryer are working dilligently ...more

What the F am I Gonna Do Now?

When we find out we're expecting we are overwhelmed and delighted by the prospect of entering a new phase in our life; motherhood.  We want to do what's best for our babies.  Thus begins the long path of putting our children's needs before our own.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this is a bad thing however, as we learn years later, the decision we thought was the best at one point, ends up hurting us.  If you are like me and staye...more

Come Fly With Me

Early in my business career, I used to travel for business quite often.  I simply loved to fly, and travel was a different experience back in the 1980s. Due to my time on the road, I had lots of upgrades and tons of frequent flyer miles.  I also had memberships in an airline travel club, allowing me to access their lounges where snacks and beverages were served and there was free use of computers and faxes.  Alas, no laptops, iPads ...more

Hurricane Sandy = Top Gun

Let ...more

dark and light


Music Monday: ZBB

(Pay no mind to how horrible my hair looks. This is changing once and for all tonight ....more

“I had a job interview at an insurance company once, and the lady said ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ I said, ‘Celebrating the fifth year anniversary of you asking me this question!’” — Mitch Hedberg

How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Renegades Write the Rules. Good read for those who are interested in corporate social media, and/or applying those strategies to your own business or brand ....more

Hurricane Sandy from Bay Ridge

We’ve been staying home and taking care of some things at the house, but I knew the dogs would like to get out so we took a walk on the shore in the morning.  ...more