Archive | August 2013

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the voice of (too much) experience…

When did it become the standard for educated young  American women to speak in an annoying whine at all times?  If you’re not familiar with the Voice, it’s a mixture of “I’m so bored with life, because I’ve already done Soooo much” and the “I’m jaded because I’ve already seen it all” attitude that is […]


As I write this, my husband, David, is in Ethiopia. He’s there as an advisor as a part of IBM’s Service Corps to assist the Ethiopian Agricultural Ministry in improving their data analysis in relation to farm production and their efforts to reduce mortality and hunger in the northeastern African nation. Also, as I write […]

things I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older…

What I’m Learning About Myself as I Get Older 1. I’m happiest at home. I love to travel. I especially love to visit my children in their homes that are scattered as far as Orlando, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. I have been fortunate to have experienced the exotic locals of Australia, Bermuda, Singapore, Paris, […]

out of Africa…

David is on his way to Africa. It was last September when he told me about the opportunity he had to apply to be a part of IBM’s Service Corps.  The first words out of my mouth were, “I’m going with you.” It was at that point that I was informed that spouses were not […]