My stepdaughter Kate celebrates her 21st birthday today, in remission from leukemia. Her dad made her a card.
This week I did something I’ve never done in Los Angeles before–I rode the subway. (Did you know we have a subway?) I had a couple of meetings in another office, and found it much less stressful than driving–and figuring out the parking–there.
This week’s reading has a couple of things in common with last week’s. The meetings I just mentioned were two of many going on at work lately, and they’re not letting up for the next couple of weeks. Between that and fall TV, this isn’t the most productive reading time for me.
“We bloggers typically make very little money, if any at all, on our blogs. For a lot of us, our blogs are just a sacred place where we write about our personal lives, observations and opinions- it’s not a place to pimp out other people’s products.”
“Head-turning induces shame and the longing to wish you could just once go somewhere and not be noticed. Head-turning is embarrassing and makes you feel a little less than human. Head-turning makes the shy and introverted just stay home and hermit.”
–I’m on the opposite end of the height spectrum, but I’ve been on the receiving end of turning heads for similar reasons
“I have noticed that the only people who talk openly about work-life balance in my workplace are single men without dependents. They are willing to defend their free time in a way the women don’t seem able or willing to do, and this doesn’t seem to be less true with mothers than with women who don’t have children… I think the way we socialize women to acquiesce to authority is probably a big part of this. But to what extent do I fulfill this prophecy all by myself?”