Istanbul On My Mind

About 3 years ago, I traveled to Istanbul to write stories in FastCompany.com about women in the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network. The day my plane left, citizens rose up in protest over the unilateral decision by then Prime Minister Erdogan to kill 600-year old trees in Gezi Park for a Read more…

Family Joy

Yesterday was a day of celebration in the Gardner family: my father’s 90th birthday party. We had the whole family in, people from his church choir, a couple of guys that he had worked with at Panasonic just prior to retirement, his 93-year old sister and her 2 daughters, my Read more…

Heaven On Earth

I don’t live in constant fear of being impacted by terrorist actions such as occurred in Paris this past Friday. I’m not suggesting that such acts can’t or won’t occur in the U.S. It’s unacceptable that terror attacks occur anywhere. Despite our best efforts, terror attacks may occur on U.S. Read more…