Ambition

Source: Ambition My friend Anna-Lou is an amazing bundle of everything Tigger would be if he were a grrrrrrl. Or maybe, Anna-Lou just channels the spirit of Tigger on the way to wherever she is going. We live very far apart and I read her posts and see her in my mind’s eye gracefully flitting,Continue reading “Ambition”

READ! READ! READ! |Reblog

bazaar Kuwait is out for September, and as usual, I have an article in its pages. I say, “as usual” but in fact, there is a little thrill of excitement to see something I wrote in print – real print – not just online. This month has a little extra groove going because the picture isContinue reading “READ! READ! READ! |Reblog”

Narcissistic Parenting

Liz Ryan is an outlier in the Human Resources field. On any given day, she’s trumpeting the virtues of putting a human face to the corporate world. Her jargon espouses the concept that “human beings are the workplace” and the environment should reflect. Quite often, as happened  yesterday, there will be another post with anContinue reading “Narcissistic Parenting”

Shaming Pron* (Deliberately misspelled :) )

Today’s Klout offering in my “Create” box brought to mind a trend I’ve been thinking a lot about. Specifically, the public shaming of children by their parents/caregivers. I recently participated in a FB debate which, while heated on occasion, actually stuck to the topic at hand (to spank or not to spank?) and the professionalsContinue reading “Shaming Pron* (Deliberately misspelled 🙂 )”

Facebook’s Data Mining

If a church or government were doing these things, it would feel authoritarian, but when technologists are the culprits, we seem hip, fresh, and inventive. People will accept ideas presented in technological form that would be abhorrent in any other form. It is utterly strange to hear my many old friends in the world ofContinue reading “Facebook’s Data Mining”