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Changing the Conversation, the Disservice of Silence

August 3, 2014 0 Comments

Oh, we Irish are grand storytellers. Poor though, in frank and open conversation. Worse at speaking truth to power. Perhaps the former comes naturally. For the latter, skills are required. We teach polite, we teach deference, we don’t teach assertiveness or skills to influence¹. That is a very specific skill set. We lack a belief that we […]

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Peace to Prosperity – the Space Between

December 2, 2012 1 Comment

I’m passionate about the privilege of living in a place so beautiful that C.S. Lewis modeled Narnia on it. Carlingford Lough & the Mournes is where he spent childhood summers with his grandmother. I’m passionate about working to teach entrepreneurship, creating jobs and bringing investment. The granddaughter of a reluctant emigrant, I returned a century […]

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Gratitude for…Homecomings

August 20, 2010 1 Comment

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have  the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell Yesterday I returned home, from home. Contradiction?  Perhaps not. Ireland is my home now, then again, so is the place where my children live. Sometimes that is the Philadelphia suburb where they were reared, sometimes New Orleans where two of them go to school. In March, it was Sedona, Arizona where […]

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