Elena Bowes

New York-London travel writer of a certain vintage looking for meaning and wholeness in life

Ponderings

August 29th, 2017 | Ponderings

Duke Drop-off

I am crouched in the corner of my mother’s upstairs, unused, practically forgotten guest shower. Still as a statue. Kind of smug too. There is no way Freddie is going…

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June 25th, 2017 | Ponderings

Leaning Towards Sheryl

Last night my friend Carol invited me to listen to Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and renown Lean-Inner, speak at an IQSquared event in London. While I know who Sandberg…

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April 2nd, 2017 | Ponderings

Moving House, Moving On

A lot can happen in seven days. A week ago I was skiing in Aspen, enjoying the scenery … and the company … Today I am working from my new…

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February 10th, 2017 | Ponderings

Bill Bowes – a Class Act

I just got back from a week in my hometown San Francisco where I went to attend the memorial service of my uncle Bill Bowes (1926-2016), otherwise known as William…

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June 2nd, 2016 | Ponderings

The Toast I Meant to Give

So the moment had arrived. It was my son Thomas’s college graduation dinner ten days ago. It was time for me to stand up and “say a few words.” How…

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