Spray Deodorant & More: My three-prong defense against shooters

Between last post and this post, my fear of the “shooter” has increased.  In September, I told my parents that until the US enacts gun control, I will not be returning.  Then two months later, the shooters took over Paris.  My fear won over when we...

Silencing myself: the pursuit of a Ph.D.

In 2007, I went on a month-long Rotary Fellowship to Saitama, Japan.  It was an opportunity to blend my previous experience of Japan with my new found love of philanthropy.  My focus during that month was on how philanthropy appears in Japanese society.  It was the...

Time Off

“So, you took some time off this year.” I guess my maternity leave could be viewed that way. My story was more along the lines of how I busted my arse to get back to work – figuring out daycare, having the hubby step up for paternity leave, and...

The Power of 15

My personality leads me to being a person that dives in to a project, gets lost in it, tunes everything out, then reemerges either feeling done, accomplished or bored with the project…and I begin something else. When my daughter was born, life became about 15...

These Days

5:45am:  My eyes shoot open.  Hubby is heading out the door.  I have 15 minutes to eat, drink coffee, check emails, and put in contacts.  Maybe 15 min. 6:00am:  Baby wakes up.  Did hubby make the bottle? 6:00am – 7:00am:  Feed, cuddle, read, play, cloth baby. ...

At Peace.

My number (846 or something) finally came up and Lean In arrived for me at the library.  I can now say that I’ve read it.  Though to be honest, from all the chatter about it, I really felt as though I already had. As I read through it, I allowed all my thoughts...

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