Feeling Wonky

I’ve been feeling particularly wonky the last couple of days.  I love that word “wonky” introduced to me several years ago by a friend, when I was living in New Orleans.  Although not an official word, there is no other word to so perfectly describe how I’ve been feeling.  When you look it up online, …

Peace and Tranquility?

Peacocks are beautiful.  Sure.  But, did you know that they sound like a dying cat at sunrise? Don’t let their beauty fool you!  I never knew they made such noise. Nor did I care, actually, until they woke me up three bright-and-early mornings in a row on my recent staycation on Sentosa, a small Singaporean resort island 20 minutes from …

When Life and Purpose Merge

“Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long…”  Lyrics from song on Mad Mad World album by Tom Cochrane The metaphor of life as a highway with all of its twists and turns, detours, merges and roadblocks, scenic and not-so-scenic views has always resonated with me.  All of our yearly family …

Some Monkeys Mean Trouble

Living in the the tropics definitely has both its up-side and its challenges.  This urbanized jungle near the equator contains a variety of creatures, fauna and flora, that I never witnessed in the wild growing up in the US.  In fact, just yesterday, a family of monkeys decided to swing by and say hello, much …

The Empathetic Ice Queen?

In my career over the last 20 years, I have been described as both an “Ice Queen” and a “Highly Empathetic Leader.”   How is it possible that one person can be viewed at such opposite ends of the empathy pole?  To be fair, the ice queen comment came from my much earlier days as …

But It’s All A Priority!

Freshly back in Singapore and over jet lag after My Summer Tour of Ignorance in the US, I am re-energized and excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead…and there are many!  I’m talking about important and valuable endeavors that are close to my heart and soul, and that I want deeply to give my full attention …

My Summer Tour of Ignorance

There’s a line in Michael Franti’s song “Say Hey” that goes something like “the more I see, the less I know.”  It really resonates with me, especially lately.  The last couple of years have been an intense roller coaster ride of new learnings and experiences.  Moving halfway around the world, quitting my secure job of 19 years, …

Exploring The Dark Side

About a month ago, I was at a Sunday brunch with a small group of very interesting and dynamic people here in Singapore.  It was a group that I did not know well…in fact, I was meeting some of the people for the first time.  Others I had met only once or twice.  After the …