Connecticut - Taxes Driving Out Rich (and middle-class)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Connecticut, there is annual property tax on every auto you own. That's because even one accident practically shuts down I-95. It's assessed according to the value of the car. So, if you buy a new one, for several years your tax will be high. Late in paying in?

BigVet - Bloomberg BusinessWeek Outing of Corporate Practices Which May Be Hazardous to Our Dogs and Cats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, worse, be forked over to corporate-owned vet practices which foist on us loving pet parents procedures which put the animals' life at risk. I will end my relationship with the corporate vet center I had depended on in Connecticut and Arizona.

2017 56

Media: Sandy Hook, CT tragedy will force reporters to practice civility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nature and the scope of the Sandy Hook, Connecticut school massacre will impose civility on the media.    My hunch is that fewer and fewer accepted practices of today such as vulture journalism will be allowed in the future. 

2012 79

Bouncing Back from Irene, Sandy, Nemo: Introduction to Zen Practice, New Haven, CT, March 16

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One path is the Introduction to Zen Practice 5.5 hour workshop in New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday, March 16th. You will be introduced to: Sitting meditation Walking Meditation Chanting Work Meditation Formal Temple Meal to Practice Mindful Eating and Talks about Zen Practice

Interviews: They're all about practice, not getting the assignment or job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She had invested in attire a tad more formal than casual, borrowed a Coach attache case, and popped for the off-peak round trip ticket from Darien, Connecticut to Grand Central in New York.  "I didn't get the job."

2012 52

Yes, Things Continue to Happen Outside Washington D.C.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New Haven, Connecticut, reports Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw.com , Tiger Mom has been hospitalized. Chua became famous through her unique child-rearing practices. Not everything of note is happening inside the beltway.

Happens All the Time: Lawyers, Medical Doctors, et al. as Fakes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the Connecticut Law Journal reports, allegedly since 2006, he has been doing what lawyers are licensed to do, only without a license. It has charged him with seven counts of the unauthorized practice of law.

2019 52

Danbury, CT - Sherwin-Williams Hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Defendant in the Santa Clara, California lead paint public nuisance litigation, Sherwin-Williams is hiring here in Connecticut.    The job isn't legal but you could get to know the company, especially its weak links in employee practices, safety, and contracts with customers. Here you can apply for that sales position in Danbury.

Sherman Jackson - How Downward Trajectories Start, How They Can Be Turned Upward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In central Connecticut, before a solo 55-year-old lawyer entered a recovery program he crossed the line in his legal practice. In upscale Greenwich, Connecticut a former Wall Street player bagged groceries.

2018 52

PetSmart, Thank You For Not Cross-Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 There's a glut out there of both vet practices and vets. one who doesn't cross-sell), I will take my dog to PetSmart's in-house vet practice.  Unlike in New Haven, Connecticut, in Tucson it's full service. 

Albert Demagnus Fatal Home Invasion - Flashback to Petit Family Tragedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This brings flashbacks of the Petit family tragedy in an upscale section of Connecticut. No longer does he practice medicine. Three thugs entered the home of Albert Demagnus. The house was in an upscale location in Georgia. They allegedly stabbed Demagnus to death.

2017 52

Bill Cosby - Will He File a Skakel-Type Appeal?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That had been what has gotten Michael Skakel's conviction for the murder of Martha Moxley vacated by the Connecticut Supreme Court. The big news yesterday was the Bill Cosby has fired his legal team.

2018 52

Spirituality: May have been a fad for tough times, not trend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 When it was impossible to practice being a successful capitalist during The Great Recession, I practiced exotic forms of meditation three times a week in Zen center in New Haven, Connecticut.

2014 56

Home Depot, 2003 - 2004 - My Haitian Co-Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cognitive behavioral therapist (CBT) Amy Karnilowitz, West Hartford, Connecticut, gave the mandate: Get a job, any job.  Then brand-named "Barton Protective Services," the company hired me for a contract loss-control position at the Home Depot in New Haven, Connecticut.

2004 52

Lessons from Broken Arrow, OK - What If Petit Family Had Been Armed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The memory of the fatal home invasion of the Petit household, Cheshire, Connecticut, is stuck in our consciousness. Dr. Petit, who gave up practicing medicine, would still be serving humanity in that way. The

2017 52

FIRE - When It's About Exiting the Rat Race

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A lawyer in Connecticut left a small real estate practice in Manhattan to become more a businessperson. Right alongside the many other high-profile movements in America is one that is getting increasing attention. That's FIRE: Financial Independence, Retire Early.

2018 56

Boston Marathon: A different version of Newtown, CT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We in the region all know someone who practiced continuously and then traveled to participate in the Boston Marathon.    This is Boston's version of Newtown, Connecticut.  Again, a spirit of celebration turns to sorrow in New England. 

Dr. William Petit - Enters Political Arena, No Longer Immune from Rough Treatment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In state politics in Connecticut, the sympathetic survivor of a fatal home invasion, Dr. William Petit, also had got roughed up. He dropped the practice of medicine and created a foundation. The Clinton-Trump political battle is not the only ugly campaign taking place.

2016 61

"The Stranger in the Woods" Has Growing Competition as an Escape Fantasy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One member came all the way from Connecticut.  That's all about needing less and wanting practically nothing. After two years in prison and losing his license to practice law, he took Social Security early and that's that. The rat race.

2019 56

The American Museum Of Tort Law - Let Us Praise Famous & Infamous Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Litigation practices remain flat. It was created by Nader in his hometown of Winsted, Connecticut. Thanks to Ralph Nader's push to give everyone the right to seek a remedy for perceived injustice, lots of lawyers worked lots of cases.

2015 65

Bunny Mellon Funeral: Platform for John Edwards' Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, former top-tier politico John Edwards is back practicing law as a plaintiff attorney. Currently Kennedy is contemplating a run for the Connecticut state senate.   But that could just be a parking spot in his career.

2014 61

GE - Remembering Its Better Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, I worked my network from GE Capital in Stamford, Connecticut to GE headquarters in Fairfield, CT. That's where we vendors can learn the most about management theory and practice. "Oh! You have GE Capital as a client." " My colleague was envious.

2018 52

Buddhism = Accessible, Convenient, Low-Cost Path to Mental Health

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Shambhala Buddhist temple in Tucson, Arizona, there was no fee when I had attended meditation practices and discussions.   In 2012, I began studying at the zen school of Buddhism in New Haven, Connecticut. Psychotherapy, even with good medical insurance, is expensive.

2019 56

Doing What You Want - Jodie Foster, 55, Says That's the Benefit of Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Born in the New York Metro and working there for decades, I took the ramp out of Connecticut and re-located living in the Arizona desert. " At the top of the list are law partners who hate practicing law.

2018 52

FIRE Haters - Are They Jealous Or, Maybe, Just Addicted to Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the end of the 1980s, I leased an apartment on the Gold Coast of Connecticut from an expert in art restoration. Where I headed allowed me to practice radical saving. FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) haters are nothing new.

2018 56

Tell Mom, Maybe It Was Good You Didn't Become Lawyer or Doctor.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Such a practice can "change the channel" in their heads. A spiritual leader at a zen center in New Haven, Connecticut, has another way of describing the effect: It creates a protective shield around the person feeling oppressed. 

2017 52

FIRE - One Set of Problems End, New Set Emerges

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" A 62-year-old former lawyer I coach still ponders if it was a mistake to sell his house in Connecticut and move to a wonderful beach community in Pensacola, Florida. No, he doesn't want to ever practice law again. 

2018 52

Shriver Funeral: Platform for the new generation of Kennedys

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Kennedys, practiced in performance art, leveraged this funeral even better than that of family patriach Ted Kennedy.    Already speculation is heavy here in Connecticut if the 51-year-old will take the plunge.    Unlike his brother Patrick, Ted has kept his nose clean in the quaint town of Branford, Connecticut.  Funerals, along with weddings, are important political markers of who is in and who is out. 

So Puzzling: Why Your Lawyer Winds Up in Prison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Take Mickey Sherman , once the go-to if you or your kid were in trouble in Connecticut. He was able to get back his license to practice law. It continues to puzzle non-lawyers how successful lawyers would shoot themselves in the foot by committing crimes which land them in the slammer.

2017 52

How Models Will Blow Up Manpower Demand in Finance, Maybe Law Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the future which Cohen is experimenting with at Point72 Asset Management in Stamford, Connecticut.  Lawyers thinking about the automation of the traders' golden guts should become anxious about how their own practice areas could be captured in models.

2017 52

Careerism - A New York State of Mind

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"No, my law practice is not that successful. Later, when I had the credentials to relocate to Connecticut, it was on the Metro North commuter line. I get by."  "  Essentially that's what a lawyer told me early this week.

Billionaires Can't Sing the Blues - No One Will Listen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, there is the sustained torment of feeling less-than because they might not be as wealthy as X in a competing Wall Street firm or law practice. Extreme wealth, along with influence and power. That's how many perceive billionaires.

2017 52

Middle-Aged, White, Going Not Gently Into The Night - A Nation In Extreme Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Death looked pretty good to the 50-something member of our recovery program in New Haven, Connecticut. I asked a practicing therapist and researcher why his practice had so many middle-aged clients.

2015 69

"I Don't Know" - New Power Phrase in Selling Anything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In the New Haven Zen Center in Connecticut the guiding teacher trained me in the meditation practice of inhaling using the phrase "Clear Thinking" and exhaling using the phrase "Don't Know." "I don't know which is the best deal on a car for you.

2014 56

Talent Unleashed - Would Middle-Class Background Have Blocked Joaquin, River Phoenix

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Suppose Joaquin and River Phoenix had been reared in Stamford, Connecticut. They might have been in a box of schooling oriented toward college, soccer practice, summer camp to enhance some skill, and their parents' sustained guidance about a career path. Is a traditional middle-class background an obstacle for nurturing talent?

2014 53

Brand Romney: The politics of shaming

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With his 47-percenter talk at the GOP fundraiser, presidential candidate Mitt Romney broke open for public view that he seemingly embraced and practiced the politics of shaming. 

2012 52

A Bird in (a very loving) hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  His feathers were practically gone.  B1406, 339 Eastern Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06513 Because the complex has 1400 units, the post office will only deliver mail which has the apartment number on it. It's right out of "Seabiscuit."

2012 52

Forever-Frugal Segment: BigBrands in trouble

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dollar Store in the North Haven, Connecticut shopping center on Universal Drive sells a three-liter bottle of Diet Cola for, yes, a dollar.  "   That's what I told a neighbor here in New Haven, Connecticut who urged me to "make the switch." 

Right Sharing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last Sunday at a Quaker Meeting House in New Haven, Connecticut, I bore witness to how this practice can be gently stopped.  Before there was Oprah, who nurtured the art of full disclosure, there was the counterculture cult of being open, honest, and vulnerable.

2011 52

Witch Hunt & Over 50 Professionals - 5 Tiips on Landing Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A 53-year-old Fortune 10 speechwriter was laid off, moved from Manhattan to Westport, Connecticut, and has been unable to get a job or contract assignments. If the momentum continues she can probably set herself up in private practice. "Are you over or under 50?"

2016 65

H-P: BigTech, BigTrouble

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The business he knew - management consulting - paid well enough for him to afford a mansion on the Gold Coast of Connecticut.    One-time darling of innovation and home of many best practices, H-P is struggling. 

Flyer 52

RJ Julia Independent Booksellers: It's still here, Borders isn't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Throughout Connecticut it's iconic for its special book events.  Based in the classic New England town of Madison, Connecticut, the store is clustered amidst upscale boutiques, big brandname real esate agencies, and an arts theatre. What best practices are evident? 

2012 52

ThriveOn: Can it rebrand "Mental Health," Making It More Affordable, Effective?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the mental health providers for insurer ConnecticutCare Amy Karnilowicz, based in West Hartford, Connecticut, practiced CBT. Startup ThriveOn has a lot going for it. Its mission is to rebrand "mental health."

2014 61