Batman was my alma mater's commencement speaker this year. Which is to say: Michael Keaton gave the address at Kent (Ohio) State University, and he ended it in the best way possible: John Leguizamo spoke at Drew (New Jersey) University's commencement. Cynthia Nixon spoke at … Continue reading 2018 commencement words of wisdom
As a reader of Liz Gilbert and Glennon Doyle, I've come across Brené Brown's name many times, but I've never read anything by her. In today's girlboss newsletter (you should subscribe if you don't--it's the only newsletter I get that is actually worth getting), I … Continue reading A viewing suggestion: Brené Brown’s Ted Talk on vulnerability
A friend recently posted a cheerful photo from (I think) her garden and wrote, "Pansies. I'm telling you, they have something important to say." I found the idea and wording so sweet and lovely, I had to get down whatever their very important news. The … Continue reading A poem about pansies
Last month, I came across a friend's #filmstruck4 hashtag on Twitter that looked for tweeters to list four films that defined them (thanks, Kristin!) It was oddly hard to come up with, as most of the titles that came to mind were books. (You see … Continue reading Four books that influenced me
It has recently came to my attention that I have been reading wrong. Sometime between the toddler on the floor with the ads from the Sunday paper, reading aloud, "EYE-ya, ko-baba, ko-baba, ko-baba. EYE-ya, ko-baba, ko-baba, ko-baba," and the 35-year-old woman wrapped in a Christmas … Continue reading I’ve totally been reading wrong this whole time
I saw this hashtag today on Twitter, #TheProblemWithMeIn5Words. Oh, I hate it. The positive monster in me wants to shout, "No, don't dwell on what you dislike, dwell on what you love!" and "So many of us spend so many hours on what we dislike … Continue reading #TheProblemWithMeIn5Words … Ew.
I recently looked at the myriad post drafts I haven't touched in years, and I found one that I sort of like. Granted, I am no longer almost-30, but newly 35, but I like much of what I started here. I'll keep what I have … Continue reading 35 life lessons from adulthood