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Camp Is a Funny Thing

Camp is a funny thing. People coming of age in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s remember camp as a right of passage, especially if you grew upon the east coast where the expectation was sleep away for most of the summer. The kind of camps you see immortalized in movies with rustic cabins, counselors barely […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leaning In

So what happened to Leaning In? Sheryl Sandberg got a lot shade when her first book published 4 years ago – for not being sensitive to single mothers, blue collar workers, etc. Sadly, her husband died and that has prompted a second book, Plan B for which she appraises the working landscape’s deficiencies and how […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Handling Difficult People

Handling difficult people is, well, shitty. You thought I was going to say difficult – surprise! I swear a lot, at least in person. Difficult people trigger stress, which triggers a domino effect of coping mechanisms in our brain and body. Not least of which is the hormone cortisol. It is said that weeks of […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rising From The Ashes

Rising from the ashes is a concept long explored in human history. The Greeks named it the Phoenix, the Egyptians called it Bennu, the Native Americans refer to it as Thunderbird, the Russians call it Firebird, the Chinese call it Fèng Huáng, and the Japanese refer to it as Hō-ō. I am going to use […]

May, 2017 | 1 Comment

Artificial Intelligence

I read an article featuring predictions from futurist Ray Kurzweil, with some astonishing predictions for the future of artificial intelligence (A.I.). Kurzweil is the current director of engineering at Google, so he has some weight when it comes to intelligence. Many of his predictions sound interesting, with the exception of point #4: Dead People Will […]

May, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of Those Days

You know when you have one of the those days – where things get cumulatively more stressful.  Today is one of those days.  The week has been building up to it, frankly.  I’m not up on astrology but I bet this is one of those mercury in retrograde things.  Where everyone seems to be losing […]

May, 2017 | 0 Comments

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