Lifting my pen in honor of the Charlie Hebdo massacre

A couple of weeks ago when the drama surrounding The Interview was going down, I was annoyed. While people were crying first amendment, I felt indifferent. Is a stupid comedy- mostly full of cheap, dirty humor- worth angering North Korea? It isn’t doing any good or educating. And didn’t they expect that? They were making … More Lifting my pen in honor of the Charlie Hebdo massacre

An Awkward Girl’s Guide for Days When You Just Can’t

So. I had a day recently and I knew immediately that I should write about it, but I’ve been putting it off. I know that I frequently write about  how awkward and generally stupid I am in public, but this one was especially embarrassing and out of control. Most awkward people know what it’s like … More An Awkward Girl’s Guide for Days When You Just Can’t

Reporting on sexual violence: Why can’t we get it right?

Nobody want’s to talk about rape or sexual violence right after Christmas. Here the deal; we (as journalists and just human beings who care) need to talk about sexual violence. We need to start talking about it so that maybe next year we will finally start doing a better job covering it. I’m going to … More Reporting on sexual violence: Why can’t we get it right?

I just have to weigh in on Serial like everyone else

I’m finally going to get out of my blogging block and start being a writer again. It’s a decision I’ve been trying to make for several weeks, but something has inspired me. That something was Serial. I’ll talk about that funk I was in later, but for now lets get into the important thing. Serial. … More I just have to weigh in on Serial like everyone else

Five cool ways to make a difference and have fun doing it

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has helped bring social activism to light and show that you can have fun and promote really great causes. If you’re looking for something more engaged than just dumping ice on your head here are some ideas for fun ways to help people. Helping people can’t always be fun and … More Five cool ways to make a difference and have fun doing it

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s full, unedited story to be published

Be still my beating nerdy heart. The world of Little House on the Prairie is about to get oh-so-adult. I remember very distinctly when I found my mother’s Little House boxed set in the attic and read them cover to cover. More than once. Between my mother and I, we wore those paperbacks out and … More Laura Ingalls Wilder’s full, unedited story to be published