Patterns

Sometimes I see patterns that don’t exist. Tweets that look like they are meant for me. Facebook photos that poke at my soul. Blog posts that read as if they’ve been written to address my current mood. Then I remember that good writing is meant to move the soul. When something reaches me, it’s nearly…

Madison

Today I’m in Madison, Wisconsin. I haven’t been here since 2000. My husband and I were not yet married. We spent a weekend here because we are the lamest people ever. I thought he might propose to me. Instead, we went to House on the Rock and a casino in Baraboo where I won $85 in…

The War of Art

Some of you have heard me sing the praises of The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Have you read it? My pilates instructor referred this book after she got sick of asking, “How is your real book coming along?” I love this book for a million reasons.…

Roy Lichtenstein Girl with Hair Ribbon, 1965

Awesome HR Tech

It’s weird how nobody cares about awesome HR tech. The only time anybody outside of my industry gets excited about work-related software is when it’s rebranded as something else — CLOUD BASED PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE! — and is written about by an underpaid millennial “content manager” who does freelance work at Fast Company or Forbes. (Yes, I’m cynical.) Even though it…

Marathon Monday: Golf

I’ve known my husband for a long time. He likes to golf. After he golfs, he likes to tell me about all 18 holes. Every. Single. Hole. The stories have a consistent theme, and they go like this. “My short game fell apart, today.” “I crushed a monster drive over 300 yards.” “It was a…