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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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21 reasons women have sex they don't want instead of saying no

21 reasons women have sex they don't want instead of saying no
I thought that after the “Cat Person” story everyone understood why women sometimes go through with sexual encounters they don’t want rather than just saying no. Apparently I was wrong, and the debate continues. In an attempt to help, here are 21 reasons why a women might have sex she doesn’t want rather than saying... Read more »

Making a list of 100 dreams was harder than I thought

Making a list of 100 dreams was harder than I thought
Typically at the beginning of each year I make an uber list of my goals for the year. These were always things within my control that I wanted to do within the next year. This year, I decided to do something else first. I decided to make a list of 100 dreams. Making a list... Read more »

The terrifying and exhilarating feeling of skiing again after 30 years

I spent six years of my childhood living in a ski resort town. You probably haven’t heard of it. It was a small town in Arizona that most people who aren’t from the area don’t know. If you know a ski resort in Arizona you are probably thinking of the other one. Kids who are born... Read more »
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How I did with my 2017 goals

The theme of my 2017 goals had been living in the real world. Unfortunately, each days news was a reminder that the real world of 2017 wasn’t a great place to be. Luckily my goals were not the type of things to be impacted by politics, hurricanes, stories of sexual harassment or any of the... Read more »