I recently attended a reading by an author of a best selling memoir about a mother daughter relationship. I went because I’m interested in writing a memoir. As the author talked about her book, which I had not read, it occurred to me that the author’s daughter was standing in as a proxy for the […]
Science class. Seventh grade. The teacher handed out a piece of paper and said it was a test. He told us to read through the instructions. It’s a test that I still remember to this day. Why? Because I failed it. Recently, to my surprise, I stumbled upon a picture of that test on the […]
I often think that I am learning, truly learning for the first time in my life. Why? Because the trauma of my childhood took up so much of my cognitive processes – in childhood, my twenties and frankly most of my thirties. A stressed brain is not completely available to take in information and focus […]
I wasn’t surprised to hear that Udacity pivoted. I am one of those folks who signed up for the first artificial intelligence class taught by Professor Thrun. I didn’t finish. But I knew as soon as I logged in what the fate of that course and offerings like it would be – not good. Why? […]
I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for this blog. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for you dear reader, and so much more.
I had to chuckle a bit about this article. I’m not laughing at her, but laughing because I was her. Poor. And with the added burden of being without family attending an elite private college – Stanford University. While I had scholarships and loans they didn’t cover all the costs of attending college. I literally […]
He captured our hearts and our imagination: A comic book A movie trailer: