Amazon(.com) Crisis

The Amazon (rainforest) is in crisis, and it’s something that affects us all and should concern us all. This post, however, is not about that. It’s about something much smaller: My complicated love with the online giant. On occasion I’ll be writing about what it’s like to learn, teach, parent, and live in our hyper-connected …

Cocoa for the Brain (AKA Books)

Maria Popova’s blog (Brain Pickings, @brainpicker) is one of the few blogs I follow religiously. Her posts are a perfect blend of poetry and insight, creating new linkages between known topics or uncovering obscure writings and making them relevant to a broad audience through her words. Therefore I took it as a sign when she tweeted the following: Without this …

I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, and apparently that’s OK

Emilie Wapnick: The Multipotentialite I love TED talks and follow them on Twitter (@TEDTalks) because I never know what gem is going to come across my feed. Last night, it was Emilie Wapnick’s April 2015 TEDxBend Talk: Emilie W. starts by asking audience members to raise their hands if they were ever asked the question, “What do you want …