The real deal

Saying Senator Arlen Specter left the Republican Party because he wants to keep his seat is like saying a person is fat because they eat too much. Of course it’s true, but what’s REALLY going on? Thank you, Gail Collins, for stepping up and going deep: The...

A return to nuance

The journalist in me absolutely loved the question asked of President Barack Obama by The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny during tonight’s press conference. It was, essentially, what has surprised, troubled, enchanted and humbled him during his first 100 days...

Be the change

This Game Plan came from my own recent exploration of how best to use my gifts to Think Globally, Act Locally. It cuts to the essence of my world...

Photo op

Thanks to Junenoire for her cool photo of yours truly interviewing Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of The Real Housewives of New York City at the French Institute Alliance Francaise last week. It was a delightful...

Perspective

So much jolly stuff coming out of the news cycle today — swine flu, low-flying plane and, oh, we’re still in a recession. Went to Buddhist meditation class and the topic was mindfulness. I am mindful that I am fortunate.