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barry-w-lynn's picture
Jan.03.2011
I'm one of those people who shows up on television just often enough for people sitting next to me on airplanes to occasionally ask, "Don't I know you?" By this they usually mean "you're not a really famous person," but they also know you weren't their dentist 20 years ago,...
dave-logan's picture
Dec.29.2010
Having spent 17 years as a consultant, I've had this situation happen at least 100 times: I'm working with a senior management team on a bold new strategy, that will be implemented by a dynamic new culture that people are designing.  Then I see a pensive look from a senior manager, who asks to...
talia-carner's picture
Dec.27.2010
My wish for the new year, the dawn of the second decade of the 21st century, is for women around the globe to progress significantly in both public and private arenas. On Dec. 10, the world observed Human Rights Day, commemorating the 1948 adoption by the U.N. General Assembly of the inalienable...
catherine-ryan-hyde's picture
Dec.27.2010
This is my New Year's wish: I'd like us all to be happier. This may initially strike you as bland, nonspecific and a bit sentimental. But bear with me, please. Granted, in part this wish displays my altruistic side. But the lion's share of it springs from my snarkier and more discouraged nature...
kate-clinton's picture
Dec.27.2010
At sunset every New Year's, we make a bonfire at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Mass. The crazy curve of the cape affords a disorienting western view of sunset over water. And it has always been my contention that Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod, is so far east, it is actually in a...
rebecca-york's picture
Dec.27.2010
Before I start looking to the future, let me open with some family bragging. I've got two great grandkids who make me so proud. They're smart guys, both in highly gifted programs in school. The older one is into playing the guitar and has just started working at a shelter for abandoned pets. The...
terry-odell's picture
Dec.23.2010
Not long ago, my brother called. He was going to be visiting our parents for Thanksgiving, and being a chef, would be doing the cooking. He was trying to remember our holiday menu. Even my mother had no clue what she made for dessert. It wasn't pumpkin pie, because she didn't like it, but no one...
will-durst's picture
Dec.04.2010
It's the most ... wonderful time ... of the year. And the most frantic and anxious and mind numbing and expensive. The rewarding part is my ongoing seasonal side job as a lumpy elfin holiday gift consultant, where it is an honor and a privilege to be able to pass along some hot tips for this...
jacqueline-winspear's picture
Nov.24.2010
For me, the most powerful aspect of the word "gratitude" is its kinship with grace. I believe that when we give thanks -- whether for the best of times or the speck of light in the distance during the worst of times -- we are inviting grace into our lives. With Thanksgiving upon us,...
red-room-well-red's picture
Nov.24.2010
By Gina Misiroglu In celebrating Thanksgiving week, it's been my pleasure to solicit articles for AOL News from Red Room authors on the subject of what they're thankful for. The variety of answers was astonishing, but the high quality reflects what I've come to expect (and relish) from this...