Women Pulitzer Playwrights, a short book for a short list

I often joke about wanting to win the Pulitzer Prize. Heck, winning a Pulitzer Prize was item number one on the list that was my very first post when I started this blog. Five year later and, no, I still haven't won a Pulitzer Prize. To be fair I haven't been trying very hard. To … Continue reading Women Pulitzer Playwrights, a short book for a short list

Hacker stock photos swapped with working mom stock photos defy stereotypes

Which are more cliché: stock photos of hackers or stock photos of working moms? Stock photos of hackers tend to feature people in hoodies (presumably men) using computers in dark, shadowy places. Typical stock photos of working moms show frazzled women working, usually while holding a baby. Enough with the stereotypes! Women (even mothers) can … Continue reading Hacker stock photos swapped with working mom stock photos defy stereotypes

Every princess makes me feel like a failure

There are a lot of things about my daughter that most people wouldn't categorize as "girly." She is rough-and-tumble and has the scrapes and bruises to show for it. She collects cicada skins. Her favorite Star Wars characters are Stormtroopers. (She has favorite Star Wars characters.) She enjoys sword-fighting with her brother. She loves her … Continue reading Every princess makes me feel like a failure

Why I didn’t vote for Hillary in 2008 and why I’m with her now

I didn't vote for Hillary Clinton in 2008. A lot of that had to do with liking Barack Obama, but I'm ashamed to admit that there was another influencing factor. I didn't want to vote for Hillary because she is a woman. It wasn't that I didn't think a woman should be President of the … Continue reading Why I didn’t vote for Hillary in 2008 and why I’m with her now

“Mom, why can’t girls show their nipples?”

My son asked me, "Why can't girls show their nipples?" (Well, technically he asked me, "Why can't girls show their pimples?" After a few seconds of confusion I figured out what he meant.) My daughter has asked me a similar question in the past when we were at the beach and she wanted to know … Continue reading “Mom, why can’t girls show their nipples?”