Category Archives: People and Personalities

From the corporate jungle to the Nicaraguan jungle: One woman’s journey

Cynthia Nevin Hoen used to start her days long before the sun came up, exercising to pre-empt the day’s stress. Arriving in her New Jersey office at 6am, she’d deal with contract negotiations, committee meetings, corporate staff issues, outside counsel matters along with compliance and risk management concerns and disputes for one of the four hospitals where she operated as […]

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Jack Jackson: My idea of a hero

There was a piece floating around the internet a few weeks ago about the absence of contemporary cultural, intellectual and ethical heroes, an insightful lament that got me thinking and asking family and friends who they thought were candidates for latter day hero status. Today, I offer you one of my leading candidates: my friend Jack Jackson. Jack, as many […]

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O Vinhaca – Oh, my goodness, what a discovery!

It’s easy to bypass O Vinhaca, a tiny restaurant tucked away at No. 53 Rua do Salvador in Lisbon’s Alfama district. Thousands do so each day as they make their way up the cobblestoned streets in Lisbon’s oldest and most historic barrio, paying little attention to the tiny, signless restaurant. They stroll past what locals call the oldest traffic sign […]

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