Free Will

It’s no secret that HR ladies are addicted to Diet Coke. My friend, Jennifer McClure, is no exception. She is one of those women with an emotional, passionate attachment to Diet Coke. We went to the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, two weeks ago, and this is the only shot of our gorgeous hotel room. But she’s not addicted. “I can quit…

Jew or Not a Jew?

Years ago, I wrote for AOL. It was a simple arrangement: I covered work, career advice and boobs. (That’s AOL.) I stopped writing for them after my favorite editor found a new job. And I wasn’t sad to say goodbye to the compost toilet that is the AOL comments section. If you want to see America at…

3 Steps to Work-Life Balance

I am just back from a great vacation where I spent Mother’s Day on a beach. That’s the kind of life you have when you are a writer who covers work, life and cats. Mother’s Day always prompts a superficial and short-lived national discussion motherhood, work, and the challenges facing the modern family. Nobody wants…

You Have Earned a Vacation Day

You have earned a vacation day. Whether or not you can afford a vacation is another story. Although many people are still mired in the credit card debt from before the recession, it’s still possible to turn off the computer and take a break from work without breaking the budget. Think local. Do you ever…

Tumblr, Selfies and Truth

I have a Tumblr account that is a clusterfuck of epic proportions. I follow bands, art museums, scientists, authors, and a large group of teenagers who hate themselves but always share life-affirming quotes. I follow men who like bunnies and women who are always on diets. And I drop in on a ton of fitness…

Murder Cheese

I love running, but I am an inconsistent runner. Right now, I am tired. My body is a little sore. I have been taking it easy on myself. I signed up to run the TarHeel 10 Miler, last weekend, but I considered skipping it. Who would know? Who would care?! But I decided to pick…

LFR HQ

Hi, everyone. Welcome to LFR HQ. This is just a quiet note to test out the platform. As many of you know, my existence falls into three categories: work, life and cats. Even when I write about feminist hermeneutics and phenomenology, I am really just writing about my cats. As I start to add stuff to…