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Your Master’s Degree Program is…Cancelled?!

“No Way!  They can’t just cancel your master’s degree program because of the coronavirus!” Gonzalo looked tense as he broke the news to me.  Apparently, cancellation was a strong possibility.…

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Quarantined in Spain

The Coronavirus is dominating the news and media outlets and I’m not sure which is more contagious:  the virus or our collective global fear. The Coronavirus is a global pandemic…

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When to Say “When” at Work

Four months ago, I left behind a 15-year career for a 9-month unpaid sabbatical in Europe. The truth is that I loved my career and I worked with amazing clients.…

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Where Money Falls from Trees

I have read that the Guna Yala tribe in Panama’s San Blas Islands once used coconuts for currency. Need more money?  Climb a tree. Not so much?  Wait for a…

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Moving Day

Update:  We moved!  Yeah, I know…we just got here. But our apartment in Montserrat had proven impractical and even dangerous.  Let me back up and tell all… Gonzalo arrived in…

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I Work, Therefore I Am

When we first meet someone in the United States, we frequently ask, “So what do you do?” This is accepted as polite conversation and serves as an ice-breaker and a…

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