My love affair with all things Rich Roll has been long and enduring – I’ve got not one, not two but THREE copies of his book (one autographed!) and I listen to all his podcasts religiously. Most of the Project Improve Laura books that I’ve gotten are by authors he interviewed, like Todd Henderson’s Alter … Continue reading Pushing Yourself
Is there a more soul-sucking prospect than looking for work? The websites that require you to submit a CV and cover letter, then additionally, and pointlessly, require you to enter all the information you just provided them into a form on their site are the WORST. Ok, maybe worse even than those are the sites … Continue reading “We have created the world’s most toxic environment for which we take no responsibility.”
It always comes as a huge shock to my students when I say that I love to game, and then follow it up with a little bit of street cred in the form of actually knowing what I’m talking about. This goes a very long way towards helping them “get” the concept of discourse communities … Continue reading What I’m Playing
Pardon me for the possibly unhinged nature of the following rant, but I have recently apparently developed the first ever utterly silent voice in the history of ever. Not really. I know that there are plenty of women, ok, all women, who have had this issue at some point in their lives, and probably still … Continue reading Beg Pardon?
When the movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” came out, I debated whether I wanted to see it. Obviously I wasn’t planning to see it in the theater – the times that I visit a theater to see a movie are very few and far between. I’m much happier at home, unless the movie … Continue reading Another Podcast Rec!
Growing up, my mom made sure me and my sister always did the things that kids were “supposed to” at that time – we got all the advantages and opportunities that our parents could give us. We had ballet and tap lessons, piano lessons, and we had sleepovers with friends. We had books, we had … Continue reading Foul.
Today is my 11th “birthday,” as it’s referred to in AA – it’s the 11th anniversary of my choice to be sober and not drink again (or at least, in the beginning, for 24 hours. Baby steps.) Some people would see it as the anniversary of the absolute worst day of their lives, because for … Continue reading Happy Soberversary!
I’m reading Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, and first off, why are you reading this blog when you could be reading that? Go away and read this book, now. It’s that good. In keeping with my general “become obsessed about something new until it becomes old” approach, I googled the heck out of … Continue reading Bookshelf
I used to keep a blog, many many many years ago, when the internet was new and shiny, and before I realized that there are loads of reasons why we can’t have nice things. I started it as a response to a writing assignment and – no seriously, don’t laugh – I had to print … Continue reading Butt in Chair
I’m teaching a Rhetoric class at one of my colleges/universities/places of higher learning, and it’s been a real challenge for me – mostly because I just really don’t want to screw it up. I really, really love what I’m doing there, and I think this class does some really important things. I’ll get to those … Continue reading Post-Truth