“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

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For all you professionals out there (and I don’t mean the streetwalkin’ kind): Have you ever just had a client that was so damned determined, against your professional advice and paid consultation, to shoot themselves in the head, and all you could do is just hand them the bullets? Well, hand them the bullets, and […]


Posted at: January 27th, 2009 - 4:32 pm - Number of Comments » 3

Harry’s standard answer to just about any request nowadays? “I’m sorry, I just don’t think I can do that right now.” In scary faux-empathetic monotone. I keep glancing nervously around for the monolith. 


Posted at: January 26th, 2009 - 10:59 am - Number of Comments » 1

My current travel schedule has me on the road 50% of the time between January 29 and March 6. My husband has threatened to take a picture of me and hang it on the refrigerator so my son would remember what his mother looked like. I was not amused.  Not amused at all. Thankfully, after […]


Posted at: January 23rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm - Number of Comments » 7

Isn’t he dreamy?


Posted at: January 21st, 2009 - 10:47 am - Number of Comments » 3

I could try to capture in words just how I felt as I listened to the swearing in ceremony of our 44th President. I could try to explain that brief soaring of the heart I had during his speech,  that moment of teary-eyed elation that resisted the impulse of my inner cynic to suppress. I […]


Posted at: January 20th, 2009 - 2:45 pm - Number of Comments » 2

So. I have several “investment products” in addition to my 401K.  I have a traditional IRA rolled over from my Federal pension program.  I have a Roth IRA.  And I have a tax-deferred annuity.  In a stroke of unintended genius, I closed my brokerage account last February to buy our last car.  I would have […]


Posted at: January 15th, 2009 - 4:30 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Do normal three-year-olds use words like “famished” in perfect context, despite the fact that you know, for a fact that you have not used that word in their presence? When you ask them to do something, do they say they will do it “eventually”? Or come out with “That was unexpected…” when they are surprised? […]


Posted at: January 13th, 2009 - 3:26 pm - Number of Comments » 5

And with that little French-English Pun, I will announce this blog’s participation in National Delurking Day. I know you’re out there.  Stand up and be counted.


Posted at: January 12th, 2009 - 6:40 pm - Number of Comments » 15

Sometimes the measure of our character lies not in what we accomplish, but in what we survive.  


Posted at: January 10th, 2009 - 10:11 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Very young children have a notoriously fuzzy line between reality and fantasy.  Just read Piaget’s developmental theory – ages 2 to 7 are the years of “magical thinking”.  Uh.  Huh.   Apparently Harry did not get the memo and neglected his Piaget.   There was a general class movement at Harry’s preschool to put all […]


Posted at: January 6th, 2009 - 2:08 pm - Number of Comments » 9