The Still, Small Voice of Calm

There is a scene from the film “Atonement” that is miraculous in many ways. First, it is frightfully recaptures the British army’s forced evacuation of more than 300,000 allied soldiers on the beach of Dunkirk, France in 1940. Nearly 68,000 British soldiers died over the two-week period, and all of the forces’ tanks, trucks, ships, […]

Why the Academy Awards Needs to Rethink its Cold Response to “Blue is the Warmest Color”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stunned few when it announced its 2014 “Oscar” nominees. Yes, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Joaquin Phoenix and Robert Redford were overlooked. However, the acting fields were loaded with such performances, one cannot help but shrug his or her shoulders and simply move on. One slight, however, should […]

One Building Block at a Time!

What is it they say about hell and good intentions? I have to tell you I had every good intention of launching my post-CNN life immediately. Then I came to a couple of realizations. First, I was exhausted! No one tells you this in journalism school, but the business can really wipe you out. Nothing […]

Life IS happening–be a part of it!

Yes! It is true! After 15 wonderful years, I have decided to leave CNN. My last day is Wednesday, August 8th. To my CNN family, and all I have met while working there: Thank you! I am so grateful. Please, stay tuned to my LinkedIn, Twitter and this site for updates about my next venture. I intend to […]