Happy New Year!

23 days. 23 days into this year, and I finally feel like I can breathe. Day 1, of course, was the start of the New Year. Friends, family, pork, and greens. NFL Football. Day 2, was a credited vacation day. The Rose Bowl and watching Penn State. It was a great game, even though we lost.…

The Whole 30

So, let’s talk about this. One of the biggest benefits, THE BIGGEST BENEFIT of working at Penn State is access to its library. I can ask for ANY book in the world, and within days to weeks, I can have it at my fingertips. There are nights when I surf the Internet, find books, request them,…

Never Meant to Be

When she was in kindergarten, she was deeply in love with Sam (according to her mom). In fact, she loved him so much, she chased him around the playground one day and scratched him up with her nails. She has some vague recollection of being traumatized by a principal, but really can’t recall the details. When she was in 4th grade, she…

Gender

We hit the 11th rule in Brain Rules, and while I thought it would be less than exciting, this was one of the most interesting chapters yet. Chapter 11: Gender “Male and Female Brains are Different” So pretend you work for a company that has a brilliant vice president. This person is a stellar performer…