Two neighbors Sam and Dennis, live side by side in a residential area. Sam is built like a refrigerator and lives in a colonial-style home. Dennis is very tall and has a habit of hitting his head against things. His is a Spanish style home with vaulted ceilings. Established oak trees line the streets. Heat … Read moreLand Survey #flashfiction
It’s well past the kids’ bedtime at this point, and I’m parked at the kitchen counter waiting for P to do her math homework. Soccer days are usually like this when we arrive home late, thanks to our regular ritual of stopping for vanilla cones at McDonald’s. Still, I have been happy with our soccer … Read moreMy #NaNoWriMo
I haven’t watched many movies lately. I’m still happily slogging away through the Breaking Bad Universe (I’m on Season 2 of Better Call Saul) and pretty content about it. There’s a theory floating around that people are more interested in long-form narratives than stand-alone movies these days, hence the popularity of Game of Thrones, the … Read moreMy Thoughts on Netflix Movie, “Hostiles”
I’ve been reading this book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, so that I can once and for all address what to do about this problem I have of, well, being quiet. Fortunately, this problem is common, if not weird, and in Quiet, Susan Cain is on a mission … Read moreQuiet Persistence and Force in Leadership
I’m prone to feeling homesick when I get to a new place. In my hotel, the people down the hall stopped playing their loud (but well-curated!) playlist very late so the rest of us could sleep. Of note, I chose a hotel without a microwave or free parking. For my first time since Coronavirus and … Read moreHomesick? Maybe not.
When the Wall Street Journal published an article with the headline, How the Coronavirus Threatens to Set Back Women’s Careers, I thought about the journalism fellowship I had applied to back in May and how mainstream online learning could be my chance to finally go back to school, only to defer my spot thanks to … Read moreRemote School Means Another Setback for Women
We’ve all heard that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Next month the squeakiest wheel might also get elected president. It occurred to me the other night as I watched from my parents’ couch as President Trump and Joe Biden shouted over one another on a national live stream. I laughed. I cried. I went … Read moreNo Room For Humility In American Politics