Warning: this is long. I haven’t written this much this quickly since I was in graduate school and under a major time-crunch. Life is moving at a rapid pace and there was a lot to write about. Many of you have asked about my recent trips to Zambia. It is impossible to talk about them … Continue reading Riding into the Future with Hope: A Reflection on the Lives, Deaths, and Legacies of Marci Gulbranson Moore and Charles Masala
Someone once gave me a folder as a gift with what appear to be Scrabble Tiles on the front spelling out a two-word phrase meant for me: “WORD NERD.” You know how Oprah feels about bread? (If you haven’t seen the Weight Watchers commercials from when she first signed on as an investor/spokeswoman, here’s a … Continue reading WORD FOR THE YEAR
There are certain dates that get seared in one’s mind—dates that, when everything around you changes or you suffer the loss of other kinds of memories and information, the dates still remain. I’m not a neuroscientist…um…not even close…so I have very little idea what is going on in the brain that has allowed me to … Continue reading A Trip to RE-MEMBER
What is the deal with all of the throwback headshots? Yes, I came of age in the era of Seinfeld, so whenever I wonder about something, I articulate my curiosity by asking, "What is the deal....?" When all of those throwback headshots started appearing on Facebook, I didn't really get it. Which is my usual … Continue reading THROWBACK HEADSHOTS
For the past 43 years, this day, March 8th, has been recognized as International Women’s Day. I have been alive for the past 40 years, and though I may have had a vague knowledge that the day existed, it was, embarrassingly, only last year that I realized that this whole day was a “thing.” If … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
Did you see what I did there? I honestly cannot have been the first or only person to do that today on this fun-filled Valentine’s Day/Ash Wednesday combo. All day long I’ve seen things like this: Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m going to die And so are you. Or… “Hey girl, I love … Continue reading Happy VaLENTines Day!
Me too…. There is a campaign going around to write “me too” if you are a woman and have been sexually harassed or assaulted. The purpose is so that “we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem,” as the accompanying message that we are supposed to copy and paste, along with … Continue reading You too?
I am going to guess that you know who you are…unless you are completely clueless as to your power and influence. If that is the case and you are completely clueless as to whether or not you are a “decider,” let’s refresh our memories on the situation that made that particular descriptive noun famous. In … Continue reading To all the “Deciders:”
Well hello again. Allow me to reintroduce myself....(I stuck that in for you Jay-Z fans out there...that would be you, Babe). I'm that lady whose husband set up a blog for her as a birthday present and then she ignored it for two years but is now actually doing it. Kind of. When I first … Continue reading Freaky Fridays
(Implications of Acquired Monocular Vision is a medical term for the loss of vision in one eye) Since I first went on Facebook (which Facebook tells me was about nine years ago), one thing has never changed: my profile picture. Well, that is not necessarily true. In honor of the Chicago Cub’s historic and ultimately … Continue reading Implications of Acquired Monocular Vision