I don’t take part in protests partly because I’m old and don’t want to expose myself to crowds and COVID-19. Partly because I don’t believe they work to advance lasting change. All the trite ads from corporations offering “support” are laughable.
Most of those corporate leaders will go back to business as usual. Nothing will happen unless we embrace superior leadership and change. Exceptional leadership embraces change, promotes empathy, humility, and recognizes unhealthy risk.
Does this type of leadership lean toward the female? Yes, it does, but men can and do lead in this way. …
Education is a powerful tool. Citizens in many developing countries don’t have access to that tool. Developed nations know that many fall through gaps in their education systems.
It’s true that a little over 80% of the world is literate.
But that literacy’s unevenly distributed. Literacy falls way below that percentage in the poorest countries who lack resources to educate their populations. For a poor country, that’s an enormous hole to drag yourself out of. A real hindrance to development.
Women get the short end of the stick in education in developing countries. Fewer than 70% of females in poorer…
Through a different lens.
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I don’t hear many conversations in the women’s locker room at the gym. The one I heard yesterday prompted me to write this Through a Different Lens podcast. It’s sad, and I’m familiar with it.
Two strangers discussed being laid off from their job. One had just been, and the other had gone through it a few years before. The woman recently laid off was traumatized.
Her company got a new controller. She heard the…
I reached down to pick up my purple fitbit wristband Friday morning and it wasn’t there. I turned my gym bag inside out and searched the car but no fitbit. Oh shoot, I left it at the gym, I thought. On Saturday, I called the gym but it wasn’t in lost and found.
On Sunday, I dumped my gym clothes on the bench in the fitness center locker room and there it was, peeking out from under my top.
My purple fitbit managed to hide in my sports bra, top, and shorts as my clothes were tossed on a hangar…
I’m a malt kind of girl living in an IPA world. I love
German beer and stouts with hints of chocolate. My IBU limit is 50.
I despise bitter beer. Grapefruit accents in my white wine are welcome in the summer. Beer with hints of grapefruit is never okay, ever.
Guys who would never dream of drinking grapefruit juice go bonkers over beer which makes you pucker. I don’t get it. Maybe they’re related to those gin and tonic devotees.
I’m a whiskey drinker, and my favorite is Scotch. I tried a gin and tonic, once. Once was enough. I have to say I prefer my liquor smokey and mellow, never tart.
I’ll just hope this IPA mania blows over eventually. In the meantime, to keep from swallowing nasty bitter beer, I assume I never met an IPA I liked.
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