Monthly Archives: June 2014

‘Overwhelmed’, Part 3: Time Confetti

Imagine a blank piece of 8 ½-by-11 paper. Now slide it into a cross-cut shredder. That one piece of paper turns into 300 pieces. What once could have been put to such good use is no longer useful at all.…

‘Overwhelmed’, Part 2: Contaminated Time

“Send me an e-mail about that.” Over the last few months, that has been my stock remark to my children when they come to me with a question or some other task requiring more than a moment’s thought. “Are you…

‘Overwhelmed’, Part 1: Distracted Role Overload

It took me more than a month, but I recently read a book by Brigid Schulte. Along the way, my reading was interrupted by texts, phone calls, my children, my husband, my need to make dinner, business,exhaustion, and too many…

Amway India CEO’s Latest Arrest Highlights India’s (In)justice System

Sometimes it’s right; sometimes it’s wrong. Sometimes it happens by accident. Over the last few days, those comments have been made by political leaders in India to describe a certain action that is always wrong and is never by accident:…