Honing Your Craft

I recently had the opportunity to see Sally Field perform the lead role in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie on Broadway. Before the show began, my husband and I talked about the many roles Ms. Field has played over the years — “The Flying Nun,” “Gidget,” “Norma Rae,” “Sybil,” and “Doris”…to name a few. It was fun to remember the quirky and compelling characters that made her famous. Then we sat back and watched her masterful performance in this timeless play. Watching Ms. Field become … [Read more...]

Challenging the Norm: Salads A to Z

One summer when I was growing up, my mom received an issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine that held a treasure — an article titled “Salads A to Z.” Sure enough, there were 26 salad recipes that spanned the alphabet. Mom was determined to try them all. I don’t remember the specific salads we ate that summer, but I do remember how she went to multiple grocery stores looking for exotic ingredients that were sometimes difficult to find in western New York. But, she did it. In one summer, we … [Read more...]

Walking the Walk and Leaving Good Footprints Along the Way

In October, I participated in an activity that impacted me greatly. Friends and family met in Philadelphia to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® walk to raise funds to end breast cancer. Each person walked 60 miles in three days after raising funds for the cause. I had trained for months for this and felt prepared to walk through Philly. And then it happened. I was physically prepared, but this event is so much more than a physical challenge. The 750 walkers, 100 support crew members, and … [Read more...]

Walking the Walk and Leaving Good Footprints Along the Way

In October, I participated in an activity that impacted me greatly. Friends and family met in Philadelphia to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® walk to raise funds to end breast cancer. Each person walked 60 miles in three days after raising funds for the cause. I had trained for months for this and felt prepared to walk through Philly. And then it happened. I was physically prepared, but this event is so much more than a physical challenge. The 750 walkers, 100 support crew members, and … [Read more...]

Walking the Walk and Leaving Good Footprints Along the Way

In October, I participated in an activity that impacted me greatly. Friends and family met in Philadelphia to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® walk to raise funds to end breast cancer. Each person walked 60 miles in three days after raising funds for the cause. I had trained for months for this and felt prepared to walk through Philly. And then it happened. I was physically prepared, but this event is so much more than a physical challenge. The 750 walkers, 100 support crew members, and … [Read more...]

Focus…Stay with Me…Oh Look, a Squirrel!

”SQUIRREL!!” I love the distracted dog, Dug, in the Pixar movie, “Up.” If you haven’t seen the movie, Dug can’t hold a thought. Instead, anything that passes in front of him grabs his attention, including a squirrel. I can relate. Today’s world is filled with so many distracting bright and shiny new toys that it’s hard to stay focused on the important. And we technology folks are just like Dug. We like the new and shiny. We like to apply technology to any problem you bring to us. We can … [Read more...]