There is a store I encountered as I walked Saturday in Buenos Aires, a pharmacy that is open all the time. Usually we see an "open 24 hours" sign. But what is the meaning of 25 hours? It got my attention attention right away. I only have 24 hours in a day, how can they … Continue reading Open 25 hours
Yesterday I arrived in Buenos Aires and attended meetings in the afternoon with a relatively new contractor who started with us in January to cover for the maternity leave of another employee. We started things off with a meeting at one of our clinical research sites, a well-known cardiovascular specialty center that is also a teaching … Continue reading Virtual vs in person meetings
When I arrived home from my trip on Thursday night I started having abdominal pain and nausea. I attributed it to something I may have eaten in Mexico, and did not think much of it until the next morning when I still felt crappy. Hubby texted me in the morning to tell me I should … Continue reading Take me to Regions Hospital
I am about to write a movie review. I have not yet done this, so why not? It's a Friday post and Fridays are for fun. Actually the movie is fairly serious, and it explores the relationships between different cultures, classes, and the nature of healing. I watched it once on my way to Mexico … Continue reading Beatriz at dinner
How do you show up every day? I was in Mexico this week to interview candidates for an open position on my team. The first candidate showed up a few minutes early, presented well, and I liked him. My colleague was assisting me on the interviews. We conducted the first half of the hour in … Continue reading How do you show up?
Do you know the James Taylor song "Mexico"? You can look it up on You-Tube if you have not heard it in a while. I looked it up recently because I could not remember all the lyrics. I don't like the line about "sleepy señorita" with eyes on fire. That feeds into a cultural stereotype … Continue reading (W)oh… Mexico
Time change and clocks set. Winter is upon us now. Time to be cozy. And because I was thinking ahead to the upcoming week: Miami for work. Time to practice my Spanish. Si, necesito.