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Nancy Schess
Feb19
The Voices of Children
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Over the past few days, amidst funeral plans, vigils and protests, we have seen the children, really young adults, of Parkland, Florida raise their voices.   They accuse the adults of having blood on their hands. With passion and strong articulate words, they speak of change they want to, better said demand to, see. They ask, can our politicians

Nancy Schess
Feb12
A Favorite Childhood Food
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  I was reminiscing with a friend the other day about how much food played a part in our respective childhoods. So many of my memories circle back to something having to do with food. Whether it was a special restaurant or a special recipe, the food theme was prevalent.     For example, anyone remember Cooky’s Steak Pub? It was a favorite evening

Nancy Schess
Feb06
Don't Panic
Posted By : Nancy Schess

Over the last few days, the stock market has taken a tumble. I have lost count of the number of commentators advising investors not to panic, to stay the course, think long term. But I’ve also heard just ordinary people talking about being afraid of losing their savings. Last night on the LIRR, two commuters behind me were talking about chan

Nancy Schess
Jan29
Old Friends
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  There is something about old friends that well, just doesn’t get old. I had dinner tonight with a friend I haven’t seen in a long time. Nothing wrong, just busy times of life for both of us.   But, when someone has been around in your life for that long, the conversation kind of just picks up where it left off.   I highly recommend reaching out

Nancy Schess
Jan22
A Twin Experience
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  I had the experience the other evening of meeting someone new but having the gnawing feeling that we had met before. I was certain that we had never met, but something just felt too familiar. Maybe it was the tone of a voice, a look, I’m not sure.     When it all came clear to me, I realized that this new acquaintance was the spitting image of

Nancy Schess
Jan15
The Final Time
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Yesterday my son hit the send button for the last time. That is, he applied to the last college on his list. We had a little party.     Now we are in the waiting game as the schools make their decisions over the next few weeks and months. A nerve-wracking time but actually kind of freeing.     At this moment, as a high school senior he has do

Nancy Schess
Jan08
I Object
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  I read an announcement yesterday that my gym decided to remove cable news from the viewing choices. The theory is that the news stations contain negative content, contrary to a healthy way of life. Those are not my words. Simply, I object. Cable news is often my draw at the gym. I switch back and forth between stations, taking in contrary inte

Nancy Schess
Jan01
The Bitter Cold of the Season
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  I know it’s winter, but until recently it hadn’t really felt that way. I wasn’t even wearing my real winter coat.     But the last week or so in the Northeast has been brutal. So cold that the heating system in the house has to work extra hard to just take the chill out of the air. So cold that the heavy socks come out for sleeping. And so col

Nancy Schess
Dec26
Difficult Choices
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  You may recall that late last summer I blogged about an incident in our town. Our high school had been vandalized in the middle of the night. It was not just any night. It was a particular night when rising seniors at the high school party around the town getting ready to start their last year at the high school. This is not the proudest moment f

Nancy Schess
Dec18
The End of an Era
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  AIM went away this week. I admit to being among the last few using this old style means of communication. But, I really liked it. It was such a nice quick way of communicating.     We are exploring different alternatives (anyone have any opinions about SKYPE messaging?) but AIM was part of my work day for so many years, that I think I am having

Nancy Schess
Dec04
Kids At Disney
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  With full disclosure, I’m not the biggest Disney fan. But, last week we were in Orlando for a concert because my son was performing. How could we be in Orlando and not visit Disney? Bill indulged me but insisted that he was not setting foot into Magic Kingdom.     So we spent the day at Epcot. Have you been?     I have to say that the day was

Nancy Schess
Nov28
A Networking Experience At Its Core
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  We were standing with two suitcases in the corner of the ballroom. They weren’t our suitcases, they were my son’s. Our job was to keep them company until he had checked in to the All National Music Conference at which point we would say our goodbyes until the concert three days later. [More on that experience in another blog]     The ballroom w

Nancy Schess
Nov06
I Can Still Be Surprised
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Jaclyn was gathering some family videos and photos for a project she is doing at school. In strolling down video memory lane, we stumbled across a snippet of Bill filming the kids dancing to Thriller. They were probably 10 and 6 years old at the time. The first voice is Jaclyn's saying -- "mom's going to be so mad that she isn't here for this.

Nancy Schess
Oct23
And Your Name Is . . . ?
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  As we are all out there happily networking, we meet so many new people.  That is part of the fun, and the challenge.  The idea is to try to remember as many names as possible as you meet new friends in your travels. We have all been there.  You show up to an event and someone comes across the room with their hand out and your name on their lips.

Nancy Schess
Oct03
A Tragic Repeat Conversation
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  There are just no words this morning for the tragedy that unfolded in Las Vegas as thousands of people enjoyed an outdoor concert. With the horror, we again hear countless stories of heroism and selflessness, people who put their lives in danger to help save others. As always, first responders jumped in to care for our people in need. To me, t

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