One of the many things I learned from my father was the fine art of negotiation. I like that word, “negotiation,” but unfortunately it has been replaced by the trending “conflict resolution” phrase which, I feel, immediately puts the process in a hostile position by using the word “conflict”. So, although my LinkedIn profile shows … Continue reading The Art of Negotiation: The story of “Eau de Grunt”
Drum roll, please. That should have been the announcement by commentators immediately prior to the 3 PM announcement on October 5, 2018, by Senator Susan Collins (Republican, Maine) as to whether or not she would confirm Judge Kavanaugh as a justice on the Supreme Court. She put on quite a show. I was hoping she would … Continue reading Susan, Shame, Shame
This summer I was saddened to hear of the death of designer Kate Spade. I had never met her, and I am not one of those celebrity-watchers. I was saddened because Kate had designed a dress that I own which makes me feel on top of the world every time I wear it. The detail … Continue reading In Memory of Kate Spade, with Love
I have been unable to write. I know what has been stopping me: I am so very horrified with what is going on in our country that I feel that I am screaming and cannot stop. I think I have snapped out of it, however. A friend referred me to the link below. I have … Continue reading Re-Connecting with Writing
A friend mentioned that she still wishes everyone (unless she knows to do otherwise) “Merry Christmas”. She did this from her heart, explaining that in doing so she was sharing the joy that she felt at this time of year with the recipient, hoping that they would feel such joy for their celebration.