I Observe, I Imagine – A Cool Tool for Hot Times

It is so easy to judge other people - friends, family, enemies - based on something they said or did, or on something we observe and don't like about them. In fact, judging seems to be THE default setting for most of us humans around the world. Especially now with 24-hour news that feeds on sensationalism as much as story, with reality shows thrive more on conflict than content, and with worldwide media that seeks out everyone's everyday opinion on every topic¬† - no matter how uninformed or judgmental that opinion is -…Read more …

Where Have Women Gone?

http://variety.com/2015/film/awards/awards-seasons-female-troubles-1201391200/ This article makes my heart and my head hurt about just how underrepresented women are -- in movies, in media, in the workplace, in politics and government, in leadership, in life. And yet (according to Time Magazine and nielsen.com) -- they make up more than 50% of the population, hold half of the nonfarm jobs, own nearly a third of companies, are destined to control 2/3 of U.S. consumer wealth over the next decade, spend $5-$15 trillion in the American marketplace annually, graduate more frequently from college and even watch more video…Read more …

Just blog it!

Hello all -- and welcome to my VERY FIRST BLOG. But, um, what to blog about? I have wrestled with this question to the point of handicapping myself -- running downstairs for coffee and tea, playing with the dog, cleaning the bathroom, watering the plants and almost going so far as to weed the yard -- but now I can no longer avoid putting fingers to keyboard and typing something into this little magical box. I am keeping this one short -- a test blog of sorts to make sure all of this…Read more …