I wanted to write a post on time management tips for women in honor of women’s history month, but anything I came up with sounded too snarky, and even worse, inaccurate. It occurred to me that women may not need time management advice but tips on how to survive some of the things they have … Continue reading Rate your last meeting.
It’s a new year, and as those who know me might predict, New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday because of the chance to make resolutions. I actually set goals as often as every day, every week, and/or every month, so of course I like having one more reason to resolve to do something. I … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
The days before and the day immediately after a break tend to wreak havoc on my ability to get work done at my day job. I move as if underwater, and my brain seems to lock up. I get something done. I really do. But I find myself getting up more often to get a … Continue reading Back to work
I fear my country is being harmed by a penchant for dualism—yes, I know you hear that all the time, but I won’t rant about it today. Instead, this is an invitation to tackle the challenges we face as a skeptic but not a cynic. Take voting, for example. Is it reasonable to be skeptical … Continue reading Be skeptical but not cynical.
It’s a lovely fall day with more colors on the trees than the forecasters had promised. And I have been trying to articulate something to myself, something about embracing hope rather than fear, a belief in abundance in opportunity, abundance in possibilities. I want to envision a cultural space in which there is room for … Continue reading Voting matters.
Periodically I see requests from our class representative to send in updates for our college alumni magazine, in which classmates report events such as weddings, births, prestigious awards, enviable trips, and promotions. I never got around to mentioning anything that might have fallen into those categories, so as it is, I compose then delete contributions … Continue reading Class news
You don’t have to explain injustice to cats. They are all too familiar with doors that don’t open when they are supposed to, and bowls that aren’t filled on time.
A loved one has Alzheimer’s. While her memory resembles Swiss cheese, her mood is upbeat, which is not what you read on the list of scary symptoms of Alzheimer’s. I attribute this to her commitment to naps, lots of naps. Now that I think about it, it makes sense. I, too, may get annoyed when … Continue reading In praise of naps