I’m taking my 20 years of working at and with nonprofits and doing something new. I just left a large CT nonprofit where I worked for over 15 years…a fantastic place called Domus in Stamford, CT. If you’re into entrepreneurial leadership and vulnerable children, you’ll love it. Now I help nonprofits raise more money and operate… Continue reading The new consulting biz!
No, that’s not a headline created to get your attention, though it no doubt did. In Paris this weekend, on the grounds of the Petit Palais, there were two very large, plastic rabbits. Observe.
While four weeks here doesn’t give me tremendous insight, I’ve made some observations from various seats at multiple cafes in Paris, Lille, Dijon, Nuit-Saint-Georges, and Tours.–No BlueTooth: I’ve not seen one person using it, and I’m out and about very often. Cities of any size, small towns: Everyone has their phone up to his ear.–I’ve… Continue reading Musings from a cafe
Okay, anyone reading this with access to the hotel industry should pay attention. In my Lille hotel, the key card not only opened the door but was necessary to turn on the lights. The slot had a little nightlight to help you in the evening. You put it in the slot and left it there–the… Continue reading Idea for saving energy
I am doing lots of walking, which is a good thing. But…cobblestones are hard on the joints. And there are cobblestones EVERYWHERE. In every city I visit here, I am walking on cobblestones 98% of the time. After 8 or 10 hours, my joints are a little achy. But wearing any other shoe, I imagine… Continue reading Walking & succumbing to fashion
I just emailed this to a friend. I took this picture in a bookstore here in Tours a few days ago. Everyone here asks me about the election: who am I supporting, and what do I think will happen?This Tours bar/resto is even having its own election! Too bad I am six hours ahead and… Continue reading American politics in France
Mailed it Friday. (A little thing like living overseas for three months isn’t going to muck up my perfect voting record.) Everyone here in France is paying rapt attention to our election. I am asked almost daily about it. Like this election isn’t important enough with two presidential candidates who would do very different things… Continue reading Absentee ballot
New foods* I have tried so far in France:–Baked rabbit over pasta–Shredded carrots with vinegar and tuna–Parsley salad with tomato, goat cheese, and olive oil + balsamic vinegar (high in “veetamin C,” says my host mother)–Roquefort cheese mixed with butter on toast–Baked artichoke with olive oil + balsamic vinegar (okay, not new for many Americans,… Continue reading Food journal
Pardon, dear readers, while I continue to futz around with Blogger templates and spacing and the like. Blogger isn’t so WYSIWYG (old school: what you see is what you get) anymore.I’ll endeavor to get it right, for me as much for you…irregular spacing drives me crazy. (Okay, basically, it’s just ’cause I can’t control it–I… Continue reading Apologies to viewers, a melon-thump to Blogger