Going with the Flow

It was my first time kayaking a few weeks ago. The day was perfect, sunny and bright, and the water smooth, reflecting the sky. We saw dolphins in the early morning, and were hopeful to see some more. My friend Lauren and I set off as her brother and niece sat on the pier fishing. Being an experienced kayaker, Lauren paddled ahead while I took my time drinking everything in. Drifting leisurely, I looked over to catch a little dolphin … Read More

Distant Closeness

      “Oh, my God! A plane just hit the World Trade Center.” My sales team leader blurted out the shocking news for all to hear. “Shut the (blank) up! And get back to work.” Our regional manager, the big boss, shouted back at him. The date was 9/11/2001.  I was working in midtown Manhattan for Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s company, Bloomberg L.P. Along with being a financial data service provider, Bloomberg is a media company. Most people know Bloomberg … Read More