Category Trials and Tribulations

Thief in the night

My iPhone was stolen tonight. I had just alighted from the bus and paused on the sidewalk to finish reading an email, when around the building (on the sidewalk, far from the street) zoomed two guys on a motorcycle who snatched the phone from my hand and sped off. Bystanders expressed a moment’s sympathy and […]

First snow!

I woke up early this morning planning to spend the day at my desk toiling at a big project for work that is making life, well less happy and balanced than I would like. But I saw something odd on my alarm (which shows the weather) — could it be?! Yes, it was! So I […]

Empty row

Just what you want to see when you board an 8.5 hour flight, especially when you have that Excedrin-induced post-headache hit-by-a-truck feeling. A nap will not be long in coming…

There may be a reason you haven’t seen pumpkins used as vases before

Cute and whimsical for a seasonal arrangement? Yes. Good at being a vase? I’ll let you be the judge: After only five days I discovered that the pumpkin had melted into a mushy, moldy, leaking mess. I salvaged what I could….

Resilience

Let’s say you were chopped to the ground, uprooted, flown across the Atlantic, and buried in foreign soil.  How long would it take before you dusted yourself off and pressed on with your life?  As you think about your answer, please consider that it has taken my shamrock less than a week (see the story). […]

Salmon at midnight in Madrid

When one misses one’s flight and gets in to Madrid too late for a proper dinner, one makes do with smoked salmon and sparkling water.   Life could definitely be harder.

Changing perspective

I felt a bit blue tonight.  Work has been really intense lately. I closed a major deal on Friday which should have many that I could finally relax a minute this weekend. Only I’m so far behind on a number of other important projects that I had to jump right back in. After working through […]