Books I read in 2016

I set a goal of reading 24 books, and squeaked in on New Years Eve with my 24th. Here are the books I read in reverse order, along with a quick rating of what I thought. Talking as Fast as I Can – Lauren Graham I have a pretty substantial Gilmore Girls obsession...
Books I read in 2015

Books I read in 2015

In no particular order, here are the books I read in 2015. New this year: ratings for my quick take on the read. Fiction Circling the Sun (4/5) I read Paula McLain’s previous book, The Paris Wife, and while I hoped it would be great (“the love affair...

Does it matter?

During my sabbatical, I weaned myself (somewhat successfully) off of constant connectivity. Some days I left my phone at home and went out in the world. I felt naked, but it was also exciting: without directions, public transportation estimated arrival times, and a...

Breaking Free: My interview with Michelle L Evans

“Passion can burn out. Instead, actually look at the way you want to spend your days and find the skills that use all of you. The content of what you’re doing can change with your changing passion, but you feel fulfilled no matter what.” ~Martine Holston I was honored...
I’m going on sabbatical

I’m going on sabbatical

Sabbatical:  any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, do research, travel, etc. a break or change from a normal routine (as of employment) Origin: Relating to the sabbath (rest or cessation)...
Thou shalt not covet

Thou shalt not covet

Covet: “yearn to possess”, origin “greed for money or possessions” I went to my first Shabbat a few weeks ago. Part of Shabbat dinner is discussing that week’s lesson from the Torah. Thankfully, twelve years of Catholic education meant I...