I appreciate and admire Roxane Gay so much. My copy of Bad Feminist is filled with marginalia and I follow her on Twitter to keep up with her latest essays. She writes in a way that examines her subject from all sides and illustrates the complexity of situations that may seem black and white. Her … Continue reading Roxane Gay: “I’m Really Bad at Saying No”
Here's to a happy, healthy 2018! If you've resolved to get in better shape this year, I highly recommend the Bodyrock Elevate series. Don't be fooled by the length of the workouts: they're 12 minutes long but your body will be destroyed afterwards. I'm looking to get stronger as the temps are sub-zero, and these … Continue reading Body Moving in the New Year
When things aren't going your way, it helps to have a reminder of your strengths. Based on a book by Andy Selsberg, "You Are Good at Things" celebrates the tiny victories: knowing just how high to toss a baby before it gets dangerous, deciding which doughnut you want with briskness and confidence, or trying on cheap … Continue reading You Are Good at Things
Thanks to C-SPAN2 for taking the mixer feed and serving up this gem. Thanks to Doug Jones for doing the work. And most importantly, thanks to black women for once again doing the damn thing. It's time to listen to black women, hire black women, and elect black women. Read: "Black Women Kept Roy Moore … Continue reading Doug Jones Wins Alabama Election
This video brings me joy. Chance the Rapper is such a phenomenal human, and his weatherman delivery is on point. Glad to see WGN recognizing him as a Chicago treasure. Favorite quote: "Every snowflake is different. They actually have different DNA like people."
There are two types of people, askers and guessers. Askers will ask a favor without any expectation that you will say yes. Guessers will only ask a favor if they believe there is a high probability that you will say yes. I am a guesser, so I need to recognize that people don't always expect … Continue reading Working in the Age of Distraction