Observations of small-space, HBS living

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We're about two weeks into Harvard Business School life, and about one week into life at Harvard Business school. Big Fisch and I moved into an apartment on campus for the convenient location to his classes and the glamour of feeling like college students again. That last part was sarcastic, in case you missed it, but I ...

Life plan? Ppft what’s that?

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On a recent trip, I was making my way through usual travel routines as I headed back home; leave for airport with plenty of time, drop off rental car, get through security lines, promptly board plane. It's no secret that I do not enjoy flying, but on this particular day I felt a great amount of ...

My life’s mission

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The Cowardly Lion believes that his fear makes him inadequate. He does not understand that courage means acting in the face of fear. Despite my attempts to plan and schedule, I’m always running short on time to write, I tell myself. Now I sit in the midst of insane turbulence, four more hours to go, and desperately ...

Stepping out of the mud

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Big Fisch and I took a weekend to plant ourselves in-front of the fireplace and vision plan. We dreamt and drafted visions for ourselves both individually and as a couple, addressing a ton of questions and making a lot of lists. Who do we want to be? What do we believe? How do we want to live? ...

A spoonful of narcissism never fixed a thing

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There's this holiday health program at work that gets promoted each year around this time. You weigh in once a month, November - January, and earn points for maintaining, or even - bonus! - losing weight. It's offered to extend accountability and encouragement in living a healthy life style. Sounds super, right? Kind of. I joined the team that organizes ...