We are celebrating Liberation Day here in my new home in Prague. It is a day filled with symbolism for me. I am familiar with the history of this day in this country. The people of this nation had their lives back. Had survived a dark time. Could rebuild. That is just what this city […]

The Technology Dance

There is so much technology dancing on my laptop that sometimes while everything is loading I see the screen jiggle a little bit. Whether in terror or anticipation I can never tell. Technology is being hurled at me constantly. I’m applying for these writing gigs that challenge me to have perfect grammar or else and […]

The New Innovators – Generations Take to the Road

As I was walking through the streets of Prague, lost again, I realized how much being a foreigner fires up your brain cells.  I can’t help but be more creative in a new country because I am trying to figure out what’s going on 24/7. There is a peacefulness to it.  I’m not bombarded with […]

Letting Go to Get Ahead

Crossing-Borders – A Series    What it Means to go Beyond the Borders of my Country We are dismantling our apartment amid the rantings and rhetoric of a U.S. government shutdown.  This madness is juxtapositioned by my experience at the Brazilian Consulate where they demanded proof I would be leaving their country.  My arrogant American […]

How Can I Call You in The Virtual World????????

The panic of what I am about to do has escalated.  Couldn’t sleep and was in my coffeeshop office by 6:20 am.   Each time I do something I think how will I be doing this a month from now.  I was asked last-minute to join a conference call yesterday.  I had to call a phone number – […]


With a laptop, tablet and cell phone, workers are spreading out across town, and sometimes even across continents to be creative at work. For years experts have predicted that the world was shifting to mobile work.  Change was slow and the vision of the mobile worker was limited to three narrow categories: Office-based mobile worker: […]


Andrew Jenks, a documentary filmmaker whose social television found a home on MTV, chronicled his experiences living for one week at a time with young people from all walks of life.   Through the show, college tours, Facebook and Twitter, Jenks uncovers the raw nerves that are jangling through his generation. Andrew Jenks Jenks:  The thousands […]

It’s All About the Debt

As the world waits with bated breath for the raising of the U.S. debt ceiling, debt is in the news globally.  Slowly and painfully the world has recognized that the ferocious economic growth that became the promise of the future was made almost entirely possible by debt.  Capital markets have become increasingly fueled by creative investment […]

Let Them Eat Cake – Will the Widening Gap Between the Rich and Poor Lead to Revolution?

In the  Financial Timess, Pamela Gordon, whose income lands her smack in the middle class, was asked if she felt middle class.  “I think middle class is someone who doesn’t have to wait until payday to pay their bills.  If I miss one paycheck I’m in trouble.”  Well fewer and fewer Americans are meeting that […]


Is A New Woman; more sexually confident and no longer afraid of leadership being born in American culture?    San Francisco’s  7 x 7 magazine announced in “Sex and the SF Woman,” that the city’s new wave of feminism wholeheartedly embraced sex and the disparities between the men and women having it.  SF experts had dedicated their lives to […]

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