A woman who inspired me

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Fifty years ago today I was called to the office of the Dean of Women first thing in the morning. As I was sitting down she said, “I have bad news.” I said, “Is it my mother?” I don’t know where that came from. It was my first thought and it was true.  Agnes Williams Spencer Sumner had been killed …

How to be Incredibly Popular

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I designed my first time management system when I was in my 20s. It was called Frieda and Rita’s How to Be Incredibly Popular Datebook, co-created with my beloved friend, Rogene Manas. We made it as a Christmas gift. I no longer have a copy of the finished product, it was lost in a move over the years, but my memory of …

Some thought-provoking links

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I owe you guys a note, and I don’t have inspiring original thoughts at the moment so I’m going to share a couple from Taylor Pearson, a smart guy I follow, who always has interesting things to say. This week he shared this list of questions to ponder at the end of the year (pretend you’re Chinese). He says, “Here …

From Sequins to Flannel

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I brought this year in wearing sequins and singing with a hot jazz band. Tonight I’m thrilled to be wearing jammies and eating homemade pizza while watching the Avengers. I couldn’t be happier. We’ve had a lovely month of music-making and festivities with friends. My heart is full. During this year I turned my professional focus to coaching full-time. I …