The two women sat on opposite sides of the playground. The first woman was engrossed in an animated phone conversation, occasionally looking up and waving to her toddler when he slid down the sliding board yelling “Mommy look at me!”
The second woman was furiously tapping her iPhone unaware that her dog who had gotten tangled around the sign that read “Please clean up after your dog” was doing his business right in front of it.
To me these women were strangers I had passed but noticed on a morning walk. Yet, I thought about them as I sat high in the Comcast Center seats at the University of Maryland’s business school graduation where my first born son would receive his diploma. [Read more…]