10 Life Lessons from My Research

Over the past few years, my research has taught me many things. What comes to mind are the people I encountered who had a keen sense of identity that made them resilient after defeat and steady at the crossroads. They taught me so much about life. In reflecting on 2020, it seemed like a good idea to share some of the lessons...

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Reading: In My Kitchen-Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

Alison Roman kept me cooking through COVID. I love that her savory food and sassy style are all served from her bare-bones Brooklyn kitchen. She’s built a following of Millennials hungry for doable ways to host dinners, and foodies like me who are fed up with prim perfectionism of oh, say, Martha Stewart. I’m telling you, Roman is the future of cooking....

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Reading: On My Nightstand-Attack Surface by Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow’s spanking new novel Attack Surface is the latest addition to his dystopian Little Brother novels. First, I downloaded the audio book as part of Cory’s Kickstarter campaign. Later, I felt compelled to pick up the hardcopy to bring to the woodsy wi-fi deserts I escape to when I binge write. Doctorow’s uncanny ability to see where technology is taking us...

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Identity Burn Out and the Digital You

Yesterday I was looking back at some old blog posts from 2002, my first year of blogging. At the time blogging platforms were next to nonexistent, so I took to pasting my posts onto webpages like a dork. In 2007 I shifted to WordPress, and in 2008 my book RenGen: The Rise of the Renaissance Generation was published. It forecast the power...

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