A Penny Changed My Life — I Became Invisible

This is a story of how a penny changed my life. Until I was three, my life was pretty good. I was the only child — until my sister came along. At first, I was very upset. But then my father took me to work with him. He gave me “work to help him” and … Continue reading A Penny Changed My Life — I Became Invisible

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The Child in Me Helps The Grown Up Me Find My Voice

After leaving IBM in May, I started a blog — mainly to tell my family and friends about my new life. I enthusiastically wrote my first piece “Education for Grown Ups: Learning Micro-fields with An Intellectual Guide”, showed it to my writer friends, and asked for their reactions. “Your writing sounds like corporate IBM speaking!”  … Continue reading The Child in Me Helps The Grown Up Me Find My Voice

My Body Teaches My Mind To Read Better — My Pilates Teacher Fixes A Reading Problem

“Stop wiggling” commands my Pilates instructor par excellence, Denise Miller, “or I will put you in a straight-jacket”. It didn’t seem to matter whether I was trying to lift my leg up to make leg circles or trying to align my spine on the mat or …  my body simply wiggles trying to make the … Continue reading My Body Teaches My Mind To Read Better — My Pilates Teacher Fixes A Reading Problem