A journalist’s life

What if most journalists are fiction writers who stopped dreaming too early? This question has been on my mind a lot lately, mostly because it applies to me more than I want to admit. When I was younger I wanted to write children's books and young adult fiction. I wanted to be the editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine. I wanted to…

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Worth reading

"John is one in a growing multitude of ex-members. They’re sometimes called the de-churched. They have not abandoned their faith. They have not joined the also-growing legion of those with no religious affiliation—often called the Nones. Rather, John has joined the Dones." http://www.churchleaders.com/outreach-missions/outreach-missions-articles/177144-thom-schultz-rise-of-the-done-with-church-population.html#.VJ9_jD5llcP.facebook   This is a shallow examination of "the chickens coming home to roost," but I like where…

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Review: “Dear White People”

It's rare that I go to see a movie based on title alone, only having watched the trailer once. It is also rare that I see a movie that portrays my experience in such a way that I feel as if I am watching a documentary, and not a feature film. Dear White People is revolutionary, and even though this…

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Another NBA team owner eats his words…

My mother always used to tell me not to let my mouth write a check that my ass can't cash... Read the e-mail first. Click here to read the e-mail.   A Twitter storm emerged over the weekend after a two-year-old racist e-mail from Hawks owner Bruce Levenson came out. In the e-mail the owner is expressing his concerns about…

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Food for thought

"There is so much emphasis on IQ in organizations, and not enough on leadership. Now we have a bunch of technological geniuses who are socially and emotionally inept." I wish I could shout this from the rooftops of every building in America. This article on Linked In about micromanagement is amazing.   What was the defining moment that changed your life? I…

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Because the internet…

I read some interesting things today, so I am sharing them with you. Two brilliant young women at Syracuse University (my alma mater) created an app called Tock. This app is designed to make people put down their phones, and engage with each other face-to-face. Here is a link to the article. I do not share any of this writer's political…

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