Happy (G/V)alentine’s Day!

I’m a bit of a Valentine’s Day grump- the sentiment is great, but the existence of a holiday for purely commercial purposes puts a bee in my bonnet. The focus is on physical gifts, which isn’t my “Love Language”. Really, the most romantic Valentine’s Day “gift” I ever received was when my then-boyfriend-now-husband helped me drive down …

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 …