Looking for a job is pretty stressful and part of that stress is generated by applications. After all the hours you spend crafting a perfect resume and a portfolio and other materials, all you want to do is go find things that look interesting, attach your carefully curated information, and then go spend your time… Read More How useful is a cover letter anyway?
I don’t know anyone who is feeling refreshed and excited and ready to rejoin the world right now. Pretty sure almost everyone is some kind of burnt out mess. Vaccinations helps, but have not provided the cure to our collective anxiety. Some people are planning to have a good time this summer, but I’ve also… Read More Forget hot girl summer. It’s time for hot cicada summer.
I read a lot of books and over the past several years I have tried to be more mindful of the authors I read and the stories I seek out. This first started with a concerted effort to read more women authors and has grown into reading more authors of color and LGBTQ authors. Despite… Read More Book recs for Pride Month and Juneteenth
I have been a Shakespeare nerd for many years. Ever since middle school, in fact, when I decided one day for basically no reason that I was about the Bard. I toted around an edition of the complete works my dad had used in college and thought it made me deep or something. But then… Read More My favorite Shakespearean couples
In the past year, I’ve watched two space movies that showed up on Netflix–The Midnight Sky and Stowaway. At the end of Stowaway I noted that both movies are pretty quiet pensive little movies that leave you on a note of hope but also seem to be permeated with melancholy throughout. Is that a common… Read More Space is super terrifying…and maybe a little sad?
So you’ve realized you’re human this week and it kind of stinks. I get it. I’m human too. We all are. We blast into the world with all that we are. And we screw up. We are disappointed and we disappoint. We unintentionally hurt someone. We say the wrong thing. We can’t get to our… Read More On being human
SEO has layers. So. Many. Layers. At first blush, it doesn’t really seem like it. Do whatever makes Google happy and set off on your way. You’ll be just fine! That’s how I felt when I first started optimizing content for SEO. As a bright-eyed little achiever, with the guidance of some really smart coworkers, I felt like I had a handle on the whole thing. … Read More SEO is like an onion
I was expecting it to be harder to read once I had kids. And it definitely is. You can’t just pick up a book on a weekend afternoon whenever you feel like it. There’s no way in hell you’re going to stay in bed until 10 just reading. And once the kids are asleep? Good luck having two brain cells left to rub together.… Read More Reading while exhausted: why I love audiobooks
Is it really worth it to try to date any of the men in Jane Austen novels? The books are a delight, and I find some of the relationships to be wonderful. But Mr. Darcy as relationship material? I’m not so sure.… Read More Would I date Mr. Darcy?
I wonder if some of this trope stems from the fact that writers’ rooms used to be pretty much all men (and, you know, lots still here). That combined with female characters that the writers didn’t necessarily want to explore through pregnancy and birth because maybe they thought those things weren’t interesting.… Read More Why does television keep telling us the same old birth story?