“Travels with Just a Shoulder Bag”

Just before my last-minute ski trip last weekend, I read this article about how Athleta’s CMO travels with only a shoulder bag. Um, yes. So inspired, for my Friday night-Monday morning trip I packed only my ski bag and a shoulder bag. The shoulder bag*, similar to this Sak shopper (just a different pattern), held:…

Product Management

Director, IT Product Management That’s me, now. My third role with Alorica. I’m really excited about it—we’re building an all-new department!, but I didn’t really even know what the role was when I accepted it. Luckily, it turns out that’s apparently part of the job … What Exactly Is a Product Manager? Building off that…

2018 is the Year of Action

Despite my best laid plans for a year of clarity, I can’t say that 2017 really brought much. Then again, I embarked on a number of different journeys, each of which cleared up some things for me—earning my (E)MBA through Smartly (I still don’t know when/if you’re supposed to put the E there?), making career…

Colliding Messages on Love & Loss

Over at dailyhap.com, I posted some fresh ruminations on love and loss … “That sense of loss is exactly what we must anticipate, prepare for, and cherish to the last of our days; for it is only our heartbreak that finally refutes all that is ephemeral in love.” – A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles…

Mas Equality | Four Things I Emailed This Week

Nails it: “… sexual harassment may entail behaviors that on their own would be criminal — assault or rape — but the legal definition of its harm is about the systemic disadvantaging of a gender in the public and professional sphere”. This Moment Isn’t Just About Sex. I mean: What makes women vulnerable is not…

Christmas List

My family has gotten into a wonderfully fun tradition the last couple of years where we go Christmas shopping together, after Christmas. All four us! It’s loads of fun as we team up at Last Call and Nordstrom Rack, so both the boys and girls can have a wide selection. We’ll also usually stop at…