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My grandma’s hands

My most distinct and tactile memories of my grandma all involve her hands. She had strong hands that wrung out dishrags and mops until they were completely dry. Her nails were so thick and beautiful they stood up to that … Continue reading

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Love note to Paris

It’s cliché, but I’m in love with Paris. It didn’t take much to enchant me, just two long weekends away, and now Nick and I are both ready to spend every remaining weekend of our year in Europe wandering the … Continue reading

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It’s OK to suck at stuff

Nick and I stood in front of the chairlift, fully kitted out in our rented skis and brand new snow pants. All around us, Swiss skiers and snowboarders queued up to sail into the clouds without a care in the … Continue reading

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Chung, chung

If you watched the news today, you saw the strange, new twist in the Christopher Dorner manhunt outside Los Angeles. The former LAPD officer — who’d killed four people, two of them fellow officers and wrote a manifesto promising to … Continue reading

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I’m upside down again

I started this blog when my life had turned upside down. I left a journalism career to gamble on an MBA, a direction I never planned my life to take. The blog gave me a great way to take it … Continue reading

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I’m thankful for change

Today seems like a good day to start blogging again. Not because it’s Thanksgiving, but because once again my life is on the edge of a big change. I started this blog in 2009 because my life was heaving with … Continue reading

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I’m an American Girl

My childhood came roaring back today in the form of a plastic doll. The vice president of marketing for the American Girl company came to speak at my office today. I was excited, but I didn’t expect to feel giddy. … Continue reading

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Dubai: Largest, tallest, bestest

I just returned from a weeklong class in the United Arab Emirates where the theme is “superlatives.” The nation — or, more specifically its two richest emirates, Dubai and Abu-Dhabi — is rich with oil money and its sheikhs have … Continue reading

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Good dog

As a little girl, I hated dogs. One of my earliest memories was of being chased around my front yard by a neighbor’s Great Dane who used to roam the streets. Looking back, I’m sure the dog just wanted to … Continue reading

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So much for Bahrain…

Background: I signed up for a b-school spring break class in Cairo. Canceled, for obvious reasons. I switched to a b-school spring break class in Bahrain. Canceled, for obvious reasons. Exhibit A: Letter from a concerned friend Hello Guys- Would … Continue reading

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