Things I Love Lately

So, hey!  I updated my profile photo here!  Finally.  The old one was from October 2007.  So it was time.  This picture was taken last year.  Ten years older, no question about that, but it’s real.

She Roars – I love this piece by my friend and classmate, Allison Slater Tate, about what it meant to her to return to the campus of our alma mater for the recent conference celebrating female alumnae, She Roars.  Every word of her piece resonates with me, from her sense of being about to breathe “with both lungs” to her fear that the second half of life will be “highlighted by loss.”

For Fathers of Daughters – This post (which I personally think is a must-read for fathers of daughters and sons) made me cry.  Yes, yes, and yes.  There is so much good advice here, from the concrete and tangible to the large and abstract, as think about raising empowered, brave, and strong daughters.  This last one: talk about this stuff with boys and other men. YES.  It’s crucial to have these conversations, around our dinner tables and conference tables, with people we parent, people we love, people we work with, and people we have just met.

A Handbook for Grieving – This piece by Caroline Grant absolutely took my breath away.  While my experience of a parent’s death was different, this piece pulses with relatability, pain, and beauty.  I read it through tears.  Everyone needs to read this.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carreyrou – I found this nonfiction story of Theranos’ rise and fall unputdownable.  Fascinating.  So much outright deception!  Wow.

What are you reading, thinking about, and loving lately?  Please tell me!

I write these Things I Love posts approximately monthly.  You can find them all here.

7 thoughts on “Things I Love Lately”

  1. I just finished Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About my Neck and it was fabulous! I just started Becoming Mrs. Lewis, by Patti Callahan and listening to Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams.

  2. I thought Bad Blood was one of the most compelling books I have read in a long time. I also absolutely couldn’t put it down.

  3. I’ve had Glennon Doyle’s “Love Warrior” on my shelf for a couple years now and when I read that Oprah is making it into a movie–I started reading stat.

    On another note, I loved your old profile pic but this new head-shot is Gorgeous (with a capital G)!

  4. Thanks for the kind comments on my For Fathers of Daughters piece. You have a lot of engaged readers who came over and read it. I have been surprised by the strong response to it–and gratified.

Comments are closed.