Started Jul 17
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WE’LL MEET AGAIN
Within a week, Jim (my husband) and I attended two memorial services for very dear friends. Needless to say it was a tough few days- but it was also thought-provoking and even uplifting.
The first service was for the renowned British journalist, Jeffrey Blyth, former chief U.S. correspondent for The Daily Mail and weekly columnist for the UK’s Press…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:00am
RE-IGNITING THE SPIRIT
With the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's death, we've once again become fixated by his assassination, partly because of the news media - and partly, I guess, because it's human nature to play and re-play that beyond terrible moment in Dallas when our hearts broke and the whole world grieved...the day when we knew nothing would ever be the same again.…Continue
Posted on November 25, 2013 at 5:00am
One of all-time my favorite clients was a guy who worked for an asset management company. His CEO had told him to beef up his communications skills. Well, this became one of the easiest assignments I’d ever had. Early in our conversation, Roger and I started to talk about sports. It turned out that Roger had been a star on his high school soccer team. We talked about his toughest game, one that he’d helped pull out of the fire to win the league…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2013 at 5:00am
GRACE UNDER PRESSURE...WINS
Hitting below the belt or thereabouts, seems to be de riguer lately. "Confrontational" doesn't even begin to describe how many of us behave in what are supposed to be reasonable, "fact-finding" conversations. (Although discovering "facts" doesn't seem as important as collecting scalps.) "Conflagrational" seems a more accurate description.
Okay, what I'm describing…Continue
Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:00am
IT'S TODAY AGAIN!
There was a very cute guy whom I dated a hundred years ago at Yale Drama School, who walked into class one sunny morning and said apropos of absolutely nothing, "Oh look! It's today again!" We all looked at him like he was crazy. In fact, he was sort of crazy which was part of his charm - both on stage and off. He had a lot of positive…Continue
Posted on November 4, 2013 at 5:00am