Monthly Archives: April 2014

The best meal in Florence

        For many travelers, their best meal in Florence might be high on a hill with views of the Duomo. Or along the Arno river, overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. Or maybe in a piazza near the Uffizi museum. But … Continue reading

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Why I’m thrilled to be 50 years old

Here I am as a baby. When this picture was taken, my whole life was ahead of me. At some point, though, most of us stop looking forward and start looking back. We stop thinking that the best is yet … Continue reading

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How to love your job (even if you hate it)

When I asked her “What’s the best part of your job?” she looked at me wistfully and said “Nothing, really.” She was smart, young, and creative, but somehow her spark had gone out. She told me she didn’t want it … Continue reading

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Discovering your purpose

Ask a roomful of people whether they think networking is important and everyone will knowingly nod. Now, ask them for the purpose of their network. Crickets. Most will be thinking “Networks have a purpose?” or, worse, “I don’t know, I’m … Continue reading

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