One New Year’s resolution that will make you feel great is to plan your charitable giving for the year. Whether it’s being asked to donate a dollar at the grocery store checkout line or the national disaster telethon, no one likes feeling guilty when they’re pressured for a donation and if you have a giving … More Plan your giving for the new year
A former co-worker of mine, Tammie Turpen, teamed up with a current co-worker of mine, Nina O’Neil, to create a killer logo for Tammie’s Breast Cancer 3-Day Team: The Boob Warriors were featured in the Redmond Reporter, too! Neat article: Boob Warriors: Goofy name, great cause – Redmond Reporter
My soon-to-expire UW student ID came in handy on Monday – it got me a coveted ticket to see the Dalai Lama bestowed with an honorary degree at UW’s convocation. It was raining and there were several hundred pro-China demonstrators outside which was pretty wild. Amazing how powerful Chinese propaganda can be (their signs said … More Dalai Lama at UW Convocation
There are so many quirky things I love about working at Microsoft. Like using the Berlin Wall as a desk: OK, it’s a piece of art and I shouldn’t be doing that but during the Women’s Conference there are thousands of people everywhere and you can’t even walk through the halls because folks are … More Doing my homework on the Berlin Wall
BECK just wrote a great post about gift giving at the holidays that I hope people will take into consideration: Quote The Best Holiday Shopping Tip This Year BUY LESS. No, seriously. Think about this: Fast Company wrote that the National Retail Federation predicts that Americans will spend almost $475 billion dollars this holiday season. … More Stop the holiday gift giving insanity!
Wow – I just heard Bill Clinton speak at Microsoft. I have never seen so many people trying to see one person speak at here – the room was totally packed with MSPAC members (photo by Becky Pezely – thanks!) and there were lines outside of hundreds of non-members trying to get in. There were multiple overflow rooms, … More Bill Clinton at Microsoft
Honestly I haven’t decided how I feel about the D candidates – as long as one of them wins it’ll be an improvement – but seeing Hillary is always so inspiring, simply because she is just so smart and articulate. When I saw her here a few years ago I was struck by her answers … More Hillary Clinton at Microsoft