Monday, October 31, 2011
I’m lucky to work with so many fun and creative people @miresball!

I’m lucky to work with so many fun and creative people @miresball!

Friday, October 28, 2011
Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare 
Thursday, September 22, 2011 Friday, September 9, 2011

A family lost…

The Whittington/Falkenberg family weren’t the only folks I knew and cared for that died on September 11, 2001, but something about the entire family being wiped out made their deaths all the more tragic. After the initial shock and grief came the practical questions - What to do with their house? What about all of their possessions? Who will organize the memorial?

Leslie was my teacher, adviser, mentor in graduate school. I repeat stories and bits of advice she gave me to this day (go ahead and ask me about a sunk cost). Her little girls ran through the student lounge at Georgetown. We played with them, read with them, babysat for them. 

The last thing I did before moving from DC to San Diego was visit the Pentagon Memorial - it had just opened. I held my tears back until I reached the very first bench in the field dedicated to little Dana. I was weeping by the time I reached Leslie’s bench. 

It’s hard to articulate what it was like to live and work in DC on that day if you weren’t there (folks in New York know). But it’s possible to point to this wonderful family and say “see, this is what we lost that day.” 

(See video beginning around the 2:30 mark)

Monday, August 29, 2011 Thursday, August 25, 2011
Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon
Thursday, August 4, 2011 Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Missing my favorite fruity drink—Rum Swizzle. Video tutorial on mixing one up.

Monday, July 18, 2011
I may be physically at my desk today, but my soul is still dancing along the pink sand beaches of Bermuda…

I may be physically at my desk today, but my soul is still dancing along the pink sand beaches of Bermuda…