Archive for June 2016

The unexpected luxury of not sleeping in

I’ve been away for business this week. I’m staying in a hotel room with a big bed all to myself. Between my proximity to my meeting location and not having to share a bathroom or do a little girl’s hair or make sure a little boy brushed his teeth I should be able to sleep... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »