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…

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…

Juggling Reality TV and Life

Could Better Work-Life Balance Change the World? I’m a huge fan of GMA (that’s, Good Morning America – for those of you who aren’t familiar). I like to get my top stories from a team with empathy, compassion and a sense of humor. But more than that, what engages me on GMA is the camaraderie on…

NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT

EXPECTATIONS are funny things.  They drive our own sense of highs and lows.  They determine how we’ll be assessed against colleagues.  They are the determinant of whether or not a vacation, a new job, LIFE is good.   And they are the measuring stick against which others see us. My daughter attended a small liberal arts…

Making His WAYFARE in the World Today

This week’s millennial:  Meet John Glagola, owner and founder of The Wayfare Baker. I met John this weekend at the Trexlertown Farmer’s Market in Pennsylvania, and it was a lucky find. His pure ingredients and skilled craftsmanship turned out some of THE best bread I have ever had. Kayla Meyer [blondeshavemorerun.com] even approved a purchase…