I know from others’ stories that my experience as “a woman in tech” has been a charmed one. I was the only woman in my freshman class who majored in computer science at the small, rural public university I attended, and I was frequently the only woman in my programming classes. My professors were supportive [...]
I know I said I’d stop relying on my training as fodder for blogging. BUT. I was so busy trying not to look at this guy for the better part of an hour that I didn’t realize that Mr. Fancycwabs was two elliptical machines to my left. File this under “too bad the YASNIs don’t [...]
I find myself brimming with gratitude lately. 2011 wasn’t great, and 2012 has already managed to have a few low moments, but I find myself feeling calm and grateful most of the time. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
Nashville’s NPR affiliate, WPLN, has begun the fundraising push to shore up after its recent purchase of WRVU’s broadcast license. As a marketing communications pro, I’m a little put off by the two print campaigns I’ve received in the mail this week alone. Surely a mix of e-mail, PR, and online advertising would have a [...]
Gay rights a new tune for Nashville [LA Times]: … Nashville is a complex metropolis that defies easy stereotyping. Though home to Music Row and the Southern Baptist Convention — two powerful champions of heterosexual norms — it is also a Democratic stronghold in a sea of conservative counties, with a diversified, globally connected local [...]
Ask yourself this. Say we’re not talking about Emily Evans. Say we’re talking about your brilliant, opinionated daughter. Would you want her to read that column? Would you want her to read a woman advocating that another woman, a brilliant, opinionated woman, should maybe work more on being friends with everyone and less on being [...]
My husband and I both spent our formative years in Southern Baptist churches—the same denomination Belmont University broke away from in 2007. Neither of us can recall a verse in the altar call standard, “Just As I Am,” listing exceptions for whom Christ will and will not save. Maybe it was in that pesky third [...]