Archive for March 2017

Why it's bad Congress voted to remove internet privacy protections

Why it's bad Congress voted to remove internet privacy protections
Both the Senate and House passed a resolution to roll back FCC internet privacy protections. I’ve seen a variety of reactions to this. Because I saw a lot of unequivocal dissent, but I saw other comments as well. A few of my friends basically said, “This sounds bad, but I don’t fully understand why.” And... Read more »

More on the "plight" of women playwrights

Last month I wrote about how few women playwrights have won Pulitzer Prizes, but still, when I saw pictures of Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel on the front of the A&E section of my Sunday New York Times I was shocked as to why. Nottage and Vogel, two of the people on that very short list... Read more »

I got all my work stuff done this week!

Woohoo! I actually got all my work stuff done this week. I had a lot of things to do to meet some important deadlines, and I got it all done! I wasn’t sure I’d make it. Despite having very productive days, my to do list kept ending up longer at the end of the day... Read more »
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My Sunday best and my best Sunday

My Sunday best is not a nice dress and heels. That’s my weekday best. My Sunday best is what I can wear on my best Sundays, which are lazy. My Sunday best is leggings and a tshirt dress. My Sunday best is soft jeans and a cozy sweater. My Sunday best has little make up... Read more »

Would you be the elevator rider or the door operator in my game?

Yesterday after getting some coffee in the cafeteria I found myself in a mildly comical scene with a stranger who also works in my building. There was an elevator at the far end of the elevator bank that was going up, where we both needed to go. It had beeped. The green up arrow was illuminated.... Read more »

Why aren't more Chicago babies conceived during the winter?

Why aren't more Chicago babies conceived during the winter?
My kids have been invited to 7 birthday parties since the start of the year, and that doesn’t count their own February and March birthday parties. I can hear other parents nodding their heads in recognition, but here is the weird thing: My kids weren’t invited to any birthday parties in the fall. Were there not... Read more »
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Missing: A box where time stops

Missing: A box where time stops
I sometimes want to put in family in a box. A special box where time stops. If my husband and children were in the box they would be blissfully unaware that I am off doing my own things. If they were in the box I could do my own things without missing time with them.... Read more »