July 18, 2013

Conquering through Negotiating

I was the world’s best garage sale customer. If you put a price on something that I wanted, I would pay it. I didn’t dicker, negotiate, barter, bully or complain. […]
June 10, 2013

Build a Better Mousetrap

Do you remember the classic game Mousetrap? It was a board game from the 1960’s, where the idea was to build a Rube-Goldberg-like mousetrap out of random pieces through the […]
May 24, 2013

The “Getting” vs. the “Having”

My husband Jim is a big fan of yard work. Our home sits on an acre and a half of beautiful wooded, hilly, grassy land. Jim takes great pride in […]
May 13, 2013

The endurance of great connections

Can you recall some strong connections with former co-workers? At a wedding this past weekend I ran into two former NASA co-workers. I left NASA in 1997 after almost 14 […]
May 6, 2013

Avoid the Neglect Effect

Are you guilty of propagating the Neglect Effect? When I was about 12, I had a pet hamster. I can’t remember his name…we had lots of hamsters when I was […]