Beyond Palm Springs: A Course in Desert Architecture

“Desert sky, dream beneath a desert sky….” -God’s Country, U2 Despite the colorful picture I painted last week, my recent trip to Palm Springs was not all midcentury immersion.  After a crash course in modernist architecture, Chris, Michelle and I were primed for a change of pace. The next stops on our tour included wonders … More Beyond Palm Springs: A Course in Desert Architecture

Palm Springs: An Immersion Course in Midcentury Modern Architecture

“The first five days after a Palm Springs weekend are always the hardest” -Lisa Ihnken My recent trip to Palm Springs was equal parts modernism immersion and desert landscape exploration with a dose of old friends reunion mixed in.  The result?  A 100% nostalgic and enriching experience.  Despite the fact that most sane people would … More Palm Springs: An Immersion Course in Midcentury Modern Architecture

Blog Post by Blog Post: Lessons Learned from Anne Lamott

“I don’t think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won’t be good at it.” -Anne Lamott I fell in love with the wondrous writer and teacher Anne Lamott a virtual lifetime ago, thanks to a dear friend of my mother.  I was still single back then and the only writing … More Blog Post by Blog Post: Lessons Learned from Anne Lamott

Thoughts and Observations: Me Too, For All and the Great Road to Equality in the Workplace

  “Diversity is being invited to the party.  Inclusion is being asked to dance.” -Verna Meyers It’s been a couple of weeks since I attended my favorite annual gathering of global business innovators, and I’m still feeling energized by thought provoking ideas on how to make a positive impact on people in the workplace. Last … More Thoughts and Observations: Me Too, For All and the Great Road to Equality in the Workplace

From Off My List: Sweet Valentines Day Greetings

“The way to a person’s heart is through the stomach” -Libby Traubman Treasure after sweet treasure- there so many kinds of Valentines to give and to get on February 14th. The homemade kind are my very favorite (unless however you were planning to surprise me with precious jewels).  Last year, I made some sparkly Valentine cards … More From Off My List: Sweet Valentines Day Greetings

A Travel Wish List

  “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” -Albert Camus During these long cold months of summer, I become wistful for warm sun and golden sand.  Once end of the year holidays are behind us, I’m itching (literally) to be done with sweaters, boots and jackets. … More A Travel Wish List