THANK YOU, DR. KING

Dr. Martin Luther King changed my life in profound ways. He galvanized people of all races and sexes to take action to make equality a reality. For this, I am genuinely grateful. As a woman, I was born into a society that denied me fundamental rights that we take for...

IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME

As a child, the refrain, “it’s Girl Scout cookie time,” filled me with dread. While I loved Scouting and stayed in the program for over twenty years, I absolutely hated selling cookies. My earliest memories are trudging the neighborhood with boxes of sandwich cookies...

INCLUSION BEGINS WITH LOW CONTEXT CULTURE

Inclusion starts by ensuring that your organizational culture is low context. This means that knowledge is immediately transferrable and available to all. Anyone can function in an airport because information on what to do and where to go is directly transferable....

MY MOST MEMORABLE NEW YEAR’S EVE: 1999

Of all the New Year’s Eves I’ve celebrated, the most eclectic was the turn of the century; December 31, 1999. We’d just purchased our central Texas ranch and managed to put a camper on the premises. What a great place to hang out as we faced the unknown. After all,...

MY POSSESSIONS MATURE ALONG WITH ME

Unfortunately, as I age, I tend to forget that my possessions are also maturing. A case in point is my sewing machine. Not really a sewer, the contraption is reserved for making curtains, crafts, repairs, and other odds and ends. It’s always done the job. My...