Gentle reader, I try to avoid swearing in my posts, but there is swearing in this one. Just a heads up. I was first introduced to men as the default human (and the ideal) through language: he, him, mankind. God as Father and Son. I remember having a conversation with our son when he was … Continue reading Invisible Women
I hate feeling disappointed in people, especially when I know they have huge potential but don’t take initiative, they don’t motivate towards their talents or skills, or simply when there’s work that needs to be done and they don’t take action to do it. After reading Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, I … Continue reading How to nudge towards self-motivation
I was asked in a recent job interview, “What’s a major decision you would like another go on?” I answered that I wouldn’t change anything. Every choice I’ve made in my life has led me to the point I’m at now. And I like my life now. “But,” I went on, “If I HAD to … Continue reading Six short stories to listen to right now
Several months ago, I discovered podcasts. The shows made cleaning day tolerable, as I’d prop my phone on counter tops and listen to Jeff and Rebecca talk books while I scrubbed sinks, or Terry Gross interview Stephen King as I swept the kitchen floor. I found the access to new information so exciting, I began … Continue reading The best podcasts on the – airwaves?
Dangling prepositions, also known as “preposition stranding,” are not, in fact, grammatically incorrect. Let me say that again. Or let Mike Vuolo say it in Slate magazine’s inaugural, deliciously dorky Lexicon Valley podcast episode, “A Sin of Which None is Guilty:” “It really is one of the biggest myths in the English language, this idea … Continue reading Why is this not headline news?!
I heard a term yesterday for the type of writer I am: a pantser. This week I have been trying unsuccessfully to revise a growing pile of manuscripts. My critique partner, critique group, and husband have been kind enough to read drafts and give feedback, and now it’s up to me rewrite. Which I don’t … Continue reading Are you a pantser?