Freeze your credit file for free

Freeze your credit file for free
It is now free to freeze and unfreeze your credit file in the United States. This is a great way to prevent identity thieves from opening fraudulent accounts and taking out loans in your name, and with so many major data breaches in the past few years it is very likely that a criminal will... Read more »

Tickets are on sale for my play Endeavor Mind!

My play Endeavor Mind opens in less than a month. It now has an official show website, and tickets are on sale. This is really happening! I am so grateful to The Plagiarists for choosing my show to open their 11th season. I’m really proud of this play and excited about the what the cast and... Read more »

What I did last summer (and last spring and last winter and most of last year)

I’ve written my first full-length play in over a decade, and it’s being produced. Endeavor Mind is the first show of The Plagiarists 2018-2019 season. The show will run October 5-27 at the Den Theatre in Chicago. Tickets should go on sale in a week or so, and I’ll share more info about the show... Read more »
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How I ended up with a pin up poster in my work cubicle

Once upon a time I was a twenty-something woman-in-tech, and I had a poster of a buxom beer wench in my cubicle. It wasn’t my poster (or at least not at first). But it was in my cubicle (or what had become my cubicle) until it wasn’t. It was the 90s, and I was working as a... Read more »

Why I'm not deleting my Facebook account

Why I'm not deleting my Facebook account
The news that Cambridge Analytica harvested data on millions of Facebook users and used it for political purposes has caused many people to declare that they are “deleting Facebook.” I support this choice and believe there is a lot of personal benefit to those who do that, but even though I care deeply about data privacy,... Read more »

Women in tech are done with your bullshit (and we will destroy you)

What is it like to be a woman in tech? You mean other than having people repeatedly ask you, “What’s it like to be a woman in tech?” Ha! Kidding. Sort of. Seriously though, this question has been asked many times before to many other panels just like this. Those women have all said basically... Read more »
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Is "Green Eggs and Ham" a story about harassment?

Is "Green Eggs and Ham" a story about harassment?
A few nights ago when I asked my daughter to pick a book she chose Green Eggs and Ham. We snuggled up in her bed, and she started to read. To be honest, I sometimes zone out a bit when she reads, particularly when it’s a book that I’ve read so many times before, so... Read more »

Biathlon is my favorite Winter Olympics sport

Biathlon is my favorite Winter Olympics sport
Eight years ago I was only working three days a week because I wanted to have more time my baby. (The transition from maternity leave back to working full time had been far more emotionally challenging than I had anticipated.) I didn’t watch much television on my days home because there was little that aired... Read more »

Always ask for more money

Always ask for more money
Recently a friend of mine got a new job. I’m older and have more professional experience, but I won’t degrade our relationship by calling it mentoring. Still, I try to give her good advice when I can, which is why when I found out she got the job I told her, “Ask for more money.” “Do I... Read more »
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40 more documentary film recommendations

40 more documentary film recommendations
I love documentary films. Recently a few friends have asked for recommendations for documentaries to watch. The good news is I have a list of 40 fascinating documentaries; the bad news is that list is from 2012! It’s still a good list if you haven’t seen all the films on it, but I’ve seen a... Read more »