What I learned about being a victim of identity theft

I am a victim of identity theft. Someone used my social security number, address, and other personal information to go on a $6,000 spending spree in my name. I’m told they probably had a fake id too since they applied for the accounts in person in Bloomington, Indiana. Here is where they successfully opened accounts... Read more »

Brexit lesson for the US: Your vote matters

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in what is commonly called the Brexit  referendum vote. No matter what your opinion on Leave versus Remain, there is a big lesson here: Your vote matters. Learn from the mistake of this Leave voter on BBC News who assumed his vote wouldn’t count: If you... Read more »

Here's to the father of my children

Here’s to the father of my children, master of bath time, human jungle gym. Here’s to the father of my children, maker of dinners, doer of laundry. Here’s to the father of my children, savior of baby birds, stirrer of all-natural peanut butter. Here’s to the father of my children, singer of silly songs, mower... Read more »
Advertisement:

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Awards Sonnet and the power of poetry

At the Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda continued to be a treasure. When the creator of Hamilton won his Tony for best score, Miranda read a sonnet instead of giving a traditional acceptance speech. The beautiful poem was dedicated to his wife Vanessa and also touched on the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando... Read more »

In praise of badass pregnant women

In praise of badass pregnant women
I recently watched The Night Manager mini-series. Although most of the hype focused on male leads Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie (a.k.a. Loki vs. House), I was equally fascinated by Angela Burr, the character played by Olivia Colman. Angela Burr is a British intelligence officer who won’t let anything stop her from tracking an international arms... Read more »

I wasn't sexually harassed by my first boss, but my coworkers were

I wasn't sexually harassed by my first boss, but my coworkers were
Last month I wrote about my welcome to “women in tech” moment. Of course, for many women their welcome to tech moment (or congratulations on staying in tech moment) is worse than a mistaken handshake at a Christmas party. For many women that moment involves sexual harassment, and that first moment is rarely the last.... Read more »
Advertisement:

An open letter to the ants in my house: This is war

An open letter to the ants in my house: This is war
Okay, ants. You decided to invade my house this year in greater numbers than ever before. And, no, we do not want you here. You could probably tell that by the various actions we have taken to make your stay unpleasant. We started with natural solutions then moved on to poisons. Gel poison. Spray poison.... Read more »

My new play isn't weird and that's weird

My new play isn't weird and that's weird
I have been in denial for more than a month, but now it’s time to admit it: My new play isn’t weird. This might not be a shocking realization for many playwrights, but as those familiar with my work know, what I write tends to be weird or at least quirky. A prominent reviewer one... Read more »

10 interesting books I've read this year

10 interesting books I've read this year
One of my uber list goals was to read 25 books this year. So far I’ve read 10, which is on pace for meeting my goal. I’ve read some very good books this year and a few that were just okay. No total clunkers that I completed regretted reading, so that’s nice. Here are the... Read more »
Advertisement:

I dreamed up the world's most disappointing amusement park attraction

I don’t often remember my dreams, but I did last night and whoa! It’s a doozy. I’m pretty sure I dreamed up the world’s most disappointing amusement park attraction. I have no idea what prompted this dream. I have no idea what it may mean. All you armchair dream analysts should have a good time... Read more »