Once upon a time I was a twenty-something woman-in-tech, and I had a poster of a buxom beer wench in my cubicle. It wasn't my poster (or at least not at first). But it was in my cubicle (or what had become my cubicle) until it wasn't. It was the 90s, and I was working as a … Continue reading How I ended up with a pin up poster in my work cubicle
A few nights ago when I asked my daughter to pick a book she chose Green Eggs and Ham. We snuggled up in her bed, and she started to read. To be honest, I sometimes zone out a bit when she reads, particularly when it's a book that I've read so many times before, so … Continue reading Is “Green Eggs and Ham” a story about harassment?
Eight years ago I was only working three days a week because I wanted to have more time my baby. (The transition from maternity leave back to working full time had been far more emotionally challenging than I had anticipated.) I didn't watch much television on my days home because there was little that aired … Continue reading Biathlon is my favorite Winter Olympics sport
Recently a friend of mine got a new job. I'm older and have more professional experience, but I won't degrade our relationship by calling it mentoring. Still, I try to give her good advice when I can, which is why when I found out she got the job I told her, "Ask for more money." "Do I … Continue reading Always ask for more money
I love documentary films. Recently a few friends have asked for recommendations for documentaries to watch. The good news is I have a list of 40 fascinating documentaries; the bad news is that list is from 2012! It's still a good list if you haven't seen all the films on it, but I've seen a … Continue reading 40 more documentary film recommendations