Happy International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Perhaps in some parts of the world women as a gender have achieved many successes yet I feel there is a lot of room for improvement, even in developed nations. The theme for this year’s … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

How I Became a Political Party Orphan -Making the Case for a True Multi-Party Government

I did not start paying attention to politics until I was 30 years old. In 1990 I graduated from Harvard Business School ready to conquer the world. I believed in equal rights, capitalism, globalism, and free markets. I was the main protagonist of my American Dream, a Colombian-born, legal immigrant, naturalized US citizen, with two engineering degrees, and an MBA proving to the world that … Continue reading How I Became a Political Party Orphan -Making the Case for a True Multi-Party Government

Enjoying the Bounty of Homegrown Herbs: It’s Easy and Delicious

I love cooking with fresh herbs. For the last eight summers I have been growing herbs in large pots on my deck. Not only are they beautiful to look at but I also think it is very cool to open the deck door from my kitchen and step out to harvest fresh herbs for a recipe. I have experimented with growing different types of herbs. … Continue reading Enjoying the Bounty of Homegrown Herbs: It’s Easy and Delicious

The Handmaid’s Tale – A Cautionary Tale

I recently started watching Hulu’s adaptation of the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (1985). Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale has received numerous awards including this year’s Emmy’s. I have been riveted by this television series. I also plan to read the book. The Handmaid’s Tale takes place in the near future in the dystopia of Gilead located in New England. A fundamentalist Christian … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale – A Cautionary Tale

The Empty Nester Food Project

This past August my husband and I helped our youngest daughter move into her college dorm for her freshman year. While we did this, our older son moved by himself into his apartment for his sophomore year. And just like that we were officially “empty nesters”. When we got home I left to the kennel immediately to pick up our two labs, Maya and Jessie. … Continue reading The Empty Nester Food Project