I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
Why do holidays no longer feel like holidays? Modern technological innovations have brought us pagers, cellphones, laptop computers, Skype and all manner of electronic leashes to our work. Communication is fast, and the pace of work has ramped up to match it. How many times have you sent […]
Even when pregnant during a hot, humid New York City summer, I would walk from Battery Park to the Flatiron district..so, we’re talking approximately a 45-minute walk. Every morning I would see the same “walkers” (not from The Walking Dead, but perhaps close) and we all unofficially competed […]
I travel a lot. I believe that I have shared that already with you dear world. I love seeing new cultures, interacting with new groups and just sitting at a café and documenting everything I see. I am always doing a community mapping. I try to understand the […]
I have a funny relationship with the Caribbean. My family is from there. I go there for work often. I love love love the stews (goat stew, poll guisado, oxtail stew) and pina coladas are a guilty pleasure of which I’m currently partaking. But I far prefer traveling […]
The movie Up in the Air resonated with me on many levels. I travel a ton for work, I hoard my miles, and I know which security lines I can possibly sweet talk my way through to a more pleasant experience. Still, despite being a pro at this […]
“Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence” William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell I love that quote-Talk about opposites attract! William Blake was one of my mom’s favorite poets. It was the first book […]
Wow! In Curacao I am a mommy. As a brown mother of a white baby in the United States, I often get mistaken for being the nanny. Such a statement may sound a bit odd to some of you; but that is the state of affairs of racial […]
Speaking of not being impressed (ahem, Mckayla the gymnast), can I get an Amen if you like getting feedback? Wow, the room got really quiet there for a second. Undoubtedly, there are people who like giving feedback–managers, supervisors, and the various people who direct others surely love doling […]
This morning, after a long travel day yesterday that was followed by pool time, I definitely had to “do” my hair: Wash, blow dry, flat iron. At the end of this modern-day self-inflicted torture ritual, I was quite happy. The weather in Curacao while hot, is a very […]
Before I visited Curacao, I watched a tourism video that extolled the virtue of all things curacao: its history, its current economic standing and position in the Caribbean, its high literacy rates and its diversity. In Curacao, they speak English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamentu. A bit of a […]