Archive for February 2013

Do you take a tech Sabbath?

Internet, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. Or something like that. There are so many wonderful things to read out there and interact with, let alone the joy of my own inbox. Oooh, lets see what messages are in there -- like wrapped presents under a Christmas tree -- waiting for me to open them!… read more »

I read as they grow

I love to read. I can tear through books, and at any given moment, I have a huge pile I’m working my way through. The other day, I counted up the books I’d read since New Year’s and realized that I am finally, for the first time in a year and a half, making progress through the pile. What happened? Here’s what’s been happening: my kids are starting to grow u… read more »

The Fix is in (again)

I wrote in January about my first encounter with Stitch Fix. This “personal stylist for the masses” company sends you 5 items as often as you want. You try them on at home, keep what you like and return the rest. Over time, your stylist should get to know you better, and send you items that you like more. The business model of Stitch Fix is built around you keepi… read more »

Did gender equality stall?

I am writing this while on the train for a work-related trip. It’s Saturday. My kids are with my husband, off on an excursion to Baltimore’s children’s museum. While this set-up is not necessarily typical for us (he probably works more hours, and I do more childcare), I didn’t send him with detailed instructions. I didn’t remind him of what our kids… read more »

Friday links and cover art

I am racing to finish up before 5 p.m., so here are a few quick links: Forbes looks at 14 Things Successful People Do on Weekends. Haley Mlotek writes on Confessions of a Self-Help Addict for Hazlitt, Random House of Canada's 'zine. I'm speaking to the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists at the Fairfield library (on Old Post Road) on Saturday at 2 p… read more »