Archives for: November 17th, 2017

Be Open-Minded: Try It, You’ll Be Better for It

Written by on November 17, 2017

Washington, DC, my home of thirty years, is riddled with sycophants, suck-ups who tell the boss what he or she wants to hear. I’m so concerned about the practice that when I interview someone for a job on my team, I ask him or her about their ability to speak truth to power. I’m interested […]

A Whistle That Touches My Heart: Frances Ullman

Written by on May 10, 2017

Name: Frances Ullman Home: Alexandria, VA Job: My Mom Fran’s Whistle: Empathy How I Know Fran: We met on May 9, 1963 at 3:16 pm in the delivery room of Peck Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, though I have no recollection of the blessed event. Whistle in Action: In our kitchen growing up hung a […]