Monthly Archives: May 2014

When what works and what’s right come together

Do you want to be right or do something that works? Back in another life I had a consulting company, and this was something my former business partner used to say in a segment we did on negotiation. Often, what’s … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality: the states are falling fast

They say Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Appalachia in between, which may explain why our state has been behind the times on social issues, like abortion and marriage equality. Our governor (whose name, mark my words, will be Wolf … Continue reading

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Election day

It’s primary day in Pennsylvania, and I didn’t get up at 5:15 and stagger over to the polling place and open up the machines and put up the notices and swear I wasn’t betting on the outcome and stare at … Continue reading

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Rubik’s Cube

As I’ve written before, I’d love to be the person in charge of the Google Doodle, the one who both has to think about what happened on each date (as in “celebrating time”) and how to represent it in an … Continue reading

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Three songs

When my children were little it felt like torture to have to take them and their birthday party guests to animated films, which is why I’ve not seen Frozen and couldn’t bear to, no matter how much hype it gets. … Continue reading

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Cat on dog

Apparently nearly everyone in the world has already seen this, but just in case:

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What is it with women editors?

. . . stepped down on Wednesday after a 14-month tenure marked by staff resistance to her efforts to push the paper faster and more fully into the digital era. The editor . . . had been criticized by her … Continue reading

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