strong offer friday

When I left my job and opened my own business 19 years ago, I started by taking almost all the consulting gigs that came my way because I was AMAZED at how much money I could make as a corporate consultant. I had quit my job to stay home with Emma more, and...

thinking thursday

mind Having watched money and connections land many a book on the best-selling lists, I find this to raise an interesting point about the dangers of pretending privilege doesn’t exist.   “Because in this world where women will sit around discussing the...

poetry wednesday : cusp

Cusp by Erin Coughlin Hollowell Puzzle of bones, try to take time out of a watch, stop sundown. It’s all the same weave, all warm from the compost, erasing the written page to blankness. In the morning, the shadow of a hawk split the yard. Inside your ear, mother’s...

book stack tuesday : the art of asking

My head nodded in recognition throughout this book. So far, I’ve read it twice. There is more to say, but I’ll start here: I’ve had some experience with asking*, which taught me a lot about generosity, and giving, and community, and vulnerability,...

balance your power

I was in my early 20s, in graduate school studying literature (mainly American) and art history (mainly the figure of the artist in fiction). There’s a huge employment market for people who have studied the figure of the artist in fiction, of course. My thesis was...