Monday, January 31, 2011

The world is shrinking in a personal way....

My niece, Alexa, left 2 weeks ago for her semester abroad - to Egypt! And now the news each day affects our family in a personal way. Is she alright? How did we all feel when there was an internet blackout in Egypt? It seemed almost unbelievable that such a thing would happen in this day and age where the internet is the information highway 24/7. Will she be evacuated? What happens to her semester?

I have also learned from my friend Lillie Shockney of Johns Hopkins that Breast Cancer is the leading cause of death for women in the Middle East.

The point is that the landscape of the 21st century is global.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ted Leonsis up close and personal

Last evening I had the opportunity to hear Ted Leonsis speak at the Sulgrave Club in Washington DC. He has written a book called "The Business of Happiness" which I bought and intend to read. One of the things that I learned is that Mr. Leonsis blogs EVERY DAY. This got me thinking and I am considering how many times a week I will blog this year.

I look forward to meeting with Mr. Leonsis in the near future to talk about "Breast In Show". Stay tuned for developments.