This week in steps. Turns out 3500 is harder to come by than 3000. So much with the pacing.
Fri: (will update after I’ve paced at least another 1K…) : 3581
DH should be enjoying my stepping because I’ve been volunteering to do a lot of errands that I’m usually quite happy to let him do, usually involving picking up or dropping off the kids by foot (I even walked them to get haircuts last Sunday!).
I don’t think we skipped that sentence, but boy howdy did we have long conversations about inappropriate ethnic stereotypes with A Secret Garden. You’ve got to be taught, before it’s too late, before you are 6 or 7 or 8…
DNLee discusses Formation as a black academic.
History behind Formation.
Note in that last tweet, the woman has to be *better* qualified, not equally.
The only thing that surprised me in this article is that women don’t say closer to the same thing as the men.
It is not a coincidence.
Do you LOVE tea? How about being more like Gwyneth Paltrow?
I endorse this (warning: language describing an abomination)
somewhat similar to our upcoming Monday post
there are no stupid college majors
The article on college savings is pretty bad (as are MOST of the articles on college savings written by personal finance bloggers– they repeat the same misguided stuff– I suppose I could Monday money post a rant on the topic one of these days given how tired I am of leaving the same, “Well, actually…” comments everywhere), but this comment by a college registrar is SPOT ON.
burnout, creativity, and the tyranny of production schedules
I’d always assumed top people changed careers because they got bored, not because they wanted to prove or disprove their impostor syndrome. Really interesting idea.
How did I not notice this bonus BCN?
Did you know this about Hugh Laurie?
Really interesting twitter thread by Courtney Milan.
Books that feel like home and the false neutral.
I don’t know why this person says sorcerer to the crown takes after Jonathan Strange instead of say, anything by Mary Robinette Kowal or Caroline Stervermer or Patricia Wrede or any of the other modern “Jane Austen/Georgette Heyer with magic books” (a genre that we have loved since ForEver). It didn’t seem much like JS & MN at all, especially in the way that unlike EVERY OTHER modern “JA/GH with magic book,” JS&MN had pretty much no women (which, I assume, is why it given more credit than its superior literary sisters). Other than that, a great analysis of the book, especially in terms of the racial themes.
When chickens go wild.