Another allegation. Is it real?

I have to admit, I have empathy for Brett Kavanaugh and how the allegations of sexual assault when he was a teen are playing out in his career. Is this just “inappropriate behavior” of a teen? Should it come back to haunt him 36 years later at the peak of his career? Was there some…

Dear Mr. President-Elect

  Dear Mr. President-Elect: Please don’t let me down. Please don’t let decades of progress in diversity disappear. You are soon to become one of the most powerful men in the world. In the world. Let that weigh heavily on you. The words you speak cannot be taken back so easily. In fact, they will…

A Breath of Fresh Apples

Apples Breathe. There’s something new I learned today. Even after they are plucked from the branches of the loving arms of their mother tree, apples breathe. They continue to take in oxygen and they give off carbon dioxide. And the aroma that a cold storage unit filled with apples emits is a pheromone that makes me…

Who’s gonna make America great again? We are.

She’s a mother of three. A business woman. A convert to Judaism. A photogenic beauty. Tall, thin, blonde, she is the embodiment of the perfect woman – doing it all in high heels and a feminine style. And I’m pretty sure she can do anything a man can do – backwards, and in those designer…

Origins

Happy Fathers’ Day to my dad, Ignatius J Hoffman. Iggy was born in the US to Austria parents who owned property in Austria and who made the voyage by ship back to their home country several times while Iggy was young. Iggy never spoke of those times. As a young boy his memory of those…

Three women walk into a technology conference and…

This, my friends, is no joke. I will be packing this week for one of the largest technology conferences on the planet. On May 16th, 19,000 people will convene on the 7,000,000 square feet of the Orange County Convention Center for the SapphireNow | Americas’ SAP Users’ Group 2016 Conferences.  And this is what is…

Who’s your posse?

In 2003, I was attending a conference – by myself – but, of course, with more than 6,000 other attendees – all largely technical. I was feeling pretty much out of my element – I was a right-brained person hanging out in a largely left-brained world. At the end of a long day of education,…

Nothing Like the Truth!

In the wonder world of tech start ups, True & Co. marries technology with artistically crafted fashion. Result? Happy customers. Source: Nothing Like the Truth!

Professional Packing Light (and cute)

I once led a roundtable discussion at a tech conference, where men are very typically decked out in faded jeans and t-shirts, (possibly with a blazer thrown on top). So, I, too,  adopted the casual… Source: Professional Packing Light (and cute)

Professional Packing Light (and cute)

I once led a roundtable discussion at a tech conference, where men are very typically decked out in faded jeans and t-shirts, (possibly with a blazer thrown on top). So, I, too,  adopted the casual, “I’m friendly and approachable look” and wore nice, new dark jeans, a nice professional-looking blouse and a tailored black blazer.  I was stunned…