26
Jun

I tell my students that I never planned to get a Ph.D. When I got my M.B.A. at the University of Michigan, my plan was to rise through the corporate ranks and one day become a CEO. That is basically what they train you for in B-school–the ultimate job. But when Jack left for first […]

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19
Jun

Aneil met the Rev. Jean Smith when he was a new student at Princeton.  They became fast friends and she quickly became my good friend, too.  So it was an easy decision for us to ask her to officiate at our wedding.  She has remained a good friend ever since, which is why you might […]

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12
Jun

I am blessed to have great friends from Albion College, Michigan B-School and the UNC J-School. Facebook is great for keeping in touch with Sue, Mary, Linda, Evie, Jeannie, Katy, Keith, Dara, Jorge, Jonathan, Sophia, Fatimah, Shirong & JoAnna. I want to thank them all here for being better than I am at keeping in […]

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5
Jun

When I went to the orthopedic surgeon, he said, “This injury happens to women your age.” Nothing like making a person feel old to tell them that their rotator cuff tear is not due to the weight lifting and exercising they have been doing for the past year, but just because they are almost 50! […]

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29
May

I was waiting for the perfect time to thank my parents, Tom & Martie, or Nanny & Pop. This week seems like a good time to thank them for being the loving, kind, and caring parents and grandparents they are. They drove down from Michigan for Maggie’s high school graduation, only to return two days […]

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22
May

On Friday, May 24th, Maggie graduates from high school! So, this week, I want to thank everyone who has been there to help her get to this day. As Hillary Clinton made famous, it does take a village and Maggie is celebrating this achievement because of the kindness and love of so many family and […]

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15
May

I’ve been waiting for the right time to thank my husband, Aneil, and my kids, Maggie & Jack. Since we just celebrated Mother’s Day, I still have my sweet Mother’s Day cards that remind me how lucky I am. My husband encouraged me to go back and get a Ph.D. at 40 and my kids […]

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8
May

This is National Nurses Week. We shouldn’t really need a week to remember and thank the nurses in our lives who make such a huge difference, but it is great to have time to stop and say thank-you. I have a feeling that many nurses work hard during a crisis and then never see folks […]

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1
May

Jessie is the only female golf pro at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, NC. Our kids first met Jessie when they went to summer golf camp. Both kids wanted to get better at golf, so Jessie offered to give them lessons. She has been a great teacher and role model to […]

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24
Apr

Today just happens to be Administrative Professionals Day. I like the slogan” Honoring the office professionals who make offices work.” If you know a great admin, you know how it can make your life and your office life work so much better. We have been blessed with great admins wherever we have worked. I am […]

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