Author Archives: Joanne Fischer

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So today started quickly and early…with a conference call, a meeting and a bid (with pre-work needed on each)…all before 10:00am. In the office furnishings industry, we do a lot of bids. We’ve got a large team on this bid, … Continue reading

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“Promise me…”

Words said from one sister to another as she lay dying of breast cancer in 1980. At that time, the disease was rarely discussed in public. Early detection was not emphasized, and aggressive treatments were often not prescribed until too … Continue reading

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Drops in the Bucket

The “bucket list”….one hundred things to see/experience/become before you die. Do you have one? Do you need one? Each year, I check a few things off my bucket list, and add a few more. Some things are highly unlikely. For … Continue reading

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SURE!

Have you ever been in a rut at work…a slave to a routine? Have you been bogged down by gobs of tasks? Have things been “too busy”, “too hard”, or taken “too long”? We all get there…but how long do … Continue reading

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Text “YES”

This is my favorite time of year! The days are longer, the weather is mild and wedding invitations/graduations announcements make their way to me. One announcement in particular made me smile…. A few years ago I met Cate when she … Continue reading

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Newport Beach Film Festival (a.k.a.Breakfast with George Clooney!!)

If you need a reason to head to Newport Beach (and breakfast with George isn’t enough)…this year marks the eleventh annual Newport Beach Film Festival. Screenings encompassing a variety of genres run from April 22-29 in various theaters in and … Continue reading

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Doodie Calls

Our blogmaster (for lack of a better term) gently reminded me that I’ve been remiss in writing recently and since he is somewhat giddy having just received his new iPad, I decided to humor him with the hope he would … Continue reading

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What color is your world?

For several days this winter, mine has been cold, dark and rainy.  As we approach Valentine’s Day, red and pink abound!  Color sets a mood.  Color influences our emotions.  We respond to color whether in fashion, healthcare environments, personal electronics … Continue reading

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The Night Before New Year’s

‘Twas the night before New Year’sand all through the spaceOur Clients were stirring…a smile on each faceTheir office environments were better designedSome larger…some smaller in 2009! The work had been donewith a great deal of careHuge efforts, small budgetswith not … Continue reading

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Get your holiday on!

The Griswolds…you know, the family from the movie who brought holiday decorations to a whole new level – every neighborhood has them.  Sometimes the “Griswolds” can turn a whole street into enough of a Wonderland that a full legal disclosure … Continue reading

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