Book report #27 (2022)

Big Feelings, by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy. Pub 2022 I chose this book based on the social media hype and discussion about it. Many will be familiar with the illustrations and comics by this pair of workplace and development consultants. This is their second book (the first was No Hard Feelings from 2019, which looked... Continue Reading →

Book report #9 (2020)

The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel. Pub 2020 I had read the previous books in this series a few years ago. Both were very good, so I had high hopes for this concluding book. And I was not disappointed. Personalities that we think we know from history become very real people in these... Continue Reading →

Looking on the bright side

I had a chat today with a colleague and friend. We’re about the same age, and have been working for about the same number of years (30+ for me, close to the same for her plus school and family). She said, “When does all this hard work start to pay off?” We talked about it... Continue Reading →

Childless by Choice

I am childless by choice. I am not childless because of lack of opportunity or failure of circumstance to enable me to attempt conception, childbirth and motherhood. I have consciously chosen not to have children, and by extension have made choices in my life that eliminated motherhood as one of its characteristics. I have no... Continue Reading →

The Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle

I understand the point of some of this discussion - that the Komen Foundation's decisions are more influenced by politics than perhaps they should be, considering that their aim is to address a women’s health issue. However, two points trouble me in this article. 1 - defining pregnancy as a disease and 2 - the... Continue Reading →

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