This Is How It Always Is – Laurie Frankel

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This Is How It Always Is – Laurie Frankel Flatiron Books – 332 pp - $25.99

   So let’s talk about risk. Is it something you take on, like skydiving? Or something you fend off, with mutual funds and homeowner’s insurance?

   Life – let’s face it – is a risky proposition. But it’s riskier for some people than it is for others.

  Take the transgender population....


Broadway Beat | It’s a Season of Firsts!

 

This season seems like it is bringing more ambitious productions to Broadway than ever before.  If you thought that the creative geniuses of the world would take a break after last year’s Broadway juggernaut, Hamilton, took the world by storm, you were wrong.  This season is breaking more records, bending more rules, and setting more standards than ever before.

There are several “firsts” on Broadway in the...


New Culinary Trends in Food for 2017

 

As a dual certified chef, Certified Executive Pastry Chef and Certified Chef de Cuisine, ACF, for the past 24 years, I have seen the culinary arena from mom and pop places to the most prestigious dining venues all over the world. My one wish is that we not consume more than what is needed to sustain a harmonious balance in nature.

The most important trends for 2017 that you will see emerge on the horizon in the...


Ambition in Technology

 

Ambition in tech often quickly evolves into a maze.  Technology has a way of opening mysterious doors.  Those are doors one never expected to be there, much less to find, or to be the gateway to a world of new thought, commerce or opportunity.  Digital Strategy often requires ambitious pursuits.

Let’s look at one such case in point, Flickr. The story of how Flickr...


What is True Activism?

Recognizing the identity of a true activist is important; however, even more important is recognizing what true activism is. Activism that is done crudely, in poor taste, or attracts the wrong audience, is inevitably ineffective and can lead to damaging consequences resulting in more harm than good. True activism is expansive in its range of possibilities but can be very difficult and uncomfortable to perform. This is due to the unnerving...


Citizen Potawatomi Nation Fuels Ambitions, Entrepreneurship

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Fuels Ambitions, Entrepreneurship

Eight months after Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Sherry Foutz bought Advertising Ideas, Inc., a fire shut it down, forcing her to start over. Now this mom of seven is celebrating that business’s 30th anniversary and sharing how...


AMBITION – THE LAST HURRAH

“We’re going to the horse show; want to come along?” This, from Linda, the stable trainer/manager. “It’s cross-country, and you said you’ve always wanted to do it,” she added, coaxingly. “But I’m 74, Linda, aren’t I too old?” “If you can do it, you’re not too old!” she sensibly answered, so I signed up. 

I didn’t own a horse, but there was a little mustang in the barn named Knight I thought could do the job.  We trucked over that...


Ambition and Wishful Thinking

AMBITION AND WISHFUL THINKING: CONJOINED TWINS IN CIVIL LITIGATION

For many years I’ve mediated thousands of widely varied civil lawsuits.  No matter how diverse the subject matter, wrongful death, real estate, employment or contract, many cases have been fueled by an ambition that is often hard to distinguish from wishful thinking.  Although ambition is usually displayed by the amount of damages sought by...