2017

I wrote some things in 2017

I wrote less this year than I did in the past few but I still produced some things of which I am very proud: The biggest story I wrote this year is titled “A Team of Their Own,” about an all-girls travel youth baseball team, Girls Travel Baseball (GTB). I had to pitch this story …

A world in which abusers are held accountable

This past weekend, the NYT ran a piece about the mothers of male university students accused of sexual violence. It’s a striking piece because the mothers seem unable to imagine a world wherein abusers (in these cases and most cases, men) are held accountable for their violent actions. They engage in victim-blaming, of course, and try to …

Art Briles Got a Coaching Job

A glowing press release from the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced this morning that they have hired former Baylor head football coach Art Briles to be the Assistant Head Coach Offence. I know people wonder what I’m thinking in moments like this so here are my thoughts. I have always assumed Briles would coach again. …

Where are the women in Cal Newport’s Deep Work?

I have struggled to figure out what to title this post and how to talk about Cal Newport’s book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted Worldbecause, in very large part, I liked this book a lot. As anyone who has ever done anything can tell you, it is easier to criticize how someone did …

“You are doing it.”

Hello, all. This weekend, I was talking to my therapist about my struggles with letting go and moving forward, about focusing on the negative past rather than a possible positive future. I have some thoughts on this and I’m going to share them now in case they help you, too (either the reality of my …