Barbara Torris

Mentoring for a Moment

2017-08-18T13:19:58-04:00October 9th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

In late August, lovely Barbara Torris responded to my question -- "Who are your heros? Imagine her surprise when, last week, Russell Kirsch, the man who invented the square pixel in cameras, and taught computers how to "see" -- a man who is one of her heros -- called Barbara to thank her for the comments she'd made on her blog. There was something quite wonderful about their interchange. When Barbara wrote about Russell Kirsch, wasn't she giving a gift of her self? When Russell Kirsch responded to Barbara Torris, wasn't he receiving her gift? Gift given, gift received. Yes, yes -- but if feels like there's something more....

Pew Research Center’s “Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-Time Work”

2017-08-18T13:19:59-04:00September 5th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

Hello, hello! We’ve been on vacation for the better part of two weeks -- plenty of time to think, little time to write. Next time I go on hiatus, I will let you know beforehand. The first order of belated business is to direct you to the blogs of Barbara Torris and Brett Farmiloe. Brett, the founder of Pursue the Passion, who put finger to keyboard to tell his story, while Barbara, a 65 year-old retired educator and grandmother, who helps me see my possibilities, has identified her heros. The second order of business is to flag a report (with a nod to Entrepreneur Daily and USA Today) published by the Pew Research Center Social and Demographic Trends Project titled "Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-Time Work". I wasn't all that surprised to learn that 6 in 10 full-time working moms would prefer to work part-time; however, I was intrigued to learn that the divide between working and at-home moms has widened.