I am thinking of going to business school. And I have been surprised by the reactions I have received each time I have shared this aspiration. In other words, I have gotten one reaction: surprise.
I’ve written a fair amount in my life on the subjects of female empowerment. And I’m not about to stop, because these issues are very close to my heart. However, I have rarely felt as fired up, motivated and inspired as I did yesterday afternoon after dipping into Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half the […]
I am interested in the upswing in enthusiasm for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects and initiatives. From bee-keeping to urban farming to bicycle repair, people across the country are taking on a wealth of independent projects with nothing but a heap of ingenuity and their local Home Depot to help them. Just across the street from me, […]
I saw Star Trek Into Darkness last weekend, and I liked it. I did, however, have a discussion with my boyfriend about whether or not the movie had honored the proud Star Trek tradition of portraying empowered female characters who work side-by-side and on equal footing with their male counterparts. Here’s the thing: one strength of Star Trek has […]
Here is my recap and review of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Step 1. Read this book. Step 2. Do your work.
About a month ago, I decided that, instead of talking about Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, (and enthusiastically recommending that other people read it because “it was so important”), that I should take my own advice and read it myself. So I did. And I am so […]
I come from a proud tradition of eccentrics, and my father has his own share of cheerfully embraced oddities. At an earlier point in his life, he decided that he was eating far more peanut butter than was healthy, and so he began stowing the jar of peanut butter in his mailbox across the street […]