AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – BELIEVING IN THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

26
Mar
As we are all dealing with the reality of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, it feels strange to me that, for the first time since I relocated here in 2009, I cannot simply get on a plane to return to the land of my birth if I need to or want to.   I know my American husband felt the same after 9/11 when we lived in London, England.  These are trying times for us all as we think about the health and wellbeing of those we love, as well as the economic consequences of the pandemic which are already...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – GOODBYE NEUTRON JACK

12
Mar
All of us in the business world have a few “business heroes”, those successful leaders that we look up to and admire.  We probably don’t know these people personally but generally by reputation, public profile, and maybe a book or two.  My husband spent much of his career running large global engineering and technology groups, and in the 1980s and 90s one of his business heroes was the Irish-American son of a railroad conductor from Peabody, Massachusetts.  This short, stocky, gravel-voiced kid went on to study chemical engineering at Amherst and the University of Illinois, and then joined...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – JUMPING INTO LEAP YEAR

27
Feb
Back in England, I have a friend of my generation who will celebrate her 13th birthday this Saturday. She is a leapling.  She was born in a leap year so her ‘official’ birthday of February 29 only happens every four years, so amazingly she seems about my age!  She was a classmate in school, and I remember her parents used to overcompensate every February 28 on non-leap years to make sure she didn’t feel left out.  Did you know that leap day babies are described as leaplings, leapers, or leapsters and, upon providing proof of their date of...

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