Speaking Frankly About Deodorant

So, as promised yesterday, let’s jump right in with a pithy little piece about deodorants!

I’ve long been of the view that people, especially women-people, should only wear deodorants that are free of harmful chemicals. And I feel  antiperspirants are, by their very nature, unhealthy because they plug one’s pores to prevent …

Where have I been…..

It occurred to me recently that blogging is just like life. Unpredictable. For a while there I was very dedicated and had a nice routine going, and then BOOM, next thing you know, other demands on my time work/family/remodel/travel/generally pursuing happiness, take over, and days turn into weeks turn into months of not posting to …

Weekly Word: Ecumenical

I was at a business meeting last week as part of a panel of speakers. Just before it was my turn to speak, someone in the audience asked a tough question of another panel member in a somewhat aggressive way. The panel member, a well-known tech founder, paused before responding and then said:

“First of …

Eternal

Some extraordinary busy-ness has kept me from posting for a good few weeks now.  Finally, I catch my breath and can share a few thoughts, images, ideas.

I love Berkeley.  I especially love non-Hilly Berkeley.  It’s eclectic, diverse, has beautiful foliage. Somewhere along 4th Street after the shops, there are a few blocks that have …

If – Part II

A little while ago I made a big fuss about a piece of artwork that I had acquired from an emerging local artist, Ana Teresa Fernandez. Well, a week ago, the piece was finally installed and now hangs proudly in the cephas private client salon (aka my living room).  As I watched Jillian and Scott …