Star Trek: Discovery Haters Need to Get a Grip
I think I have some Trekkie street cred. My tiny, toddler butt was planted in front of the TV when Star Trek debuted in 1966, and since then I’ve seen every episode of every show multiple times. Same for the movies, even the J.J. Abrams alt-universe versions. I have two uniforms and attend conventions. To say I love the Star Trek universe is to understate the state of my world.
Trust and Loyalty Are Dead in the American Workplace
The ethicist columnist for The New York Times Magazine got things really wrong. And by the way, Is it ethical to call out an ethicist when they’re probably dealing in good faith and have the credentials I lack to gain a position writing about ethics for an employer, and are probably trying to help? Gah. This is why I never took philosophy in college. I’m doing it anyway.
The Most Common Thing People Get Wrong in Job Interviews
Picture yourself in a job interview extolling your accomplishments, listing your skills, and highlighting your work experience. You’re suitably enthusiastic, confident, articulate, and looking the interviewer in the eye. You think you’re nailing this interview, but you could easily be wrong.
3 Important Life Lessons From Bud the Turtle
Turtles are single-minded when in pursuit of a goal. I’ve had 25 years to observe this phenomenon, and expect to continue these observations for another 15 years. Domesticated turtles have long lives, although calling them “domesticated” might be pushing things a bit. Turtles do what they want to do. They take the stereotypes of cats to the utter limits.
I Dream of a Little Room in a Little Cottage
It's the way the sun shafts through gridded windows, little golden amber squares marching up the squeaky stairs, to lie on a quilted bed
Home Takes Time
Home is a corner, a wedge between the wall and the bed, free from dread, with a Barbie and a book, a safe little nook,
Representation Matters in the Crossroads Trilogy by Kate Elliott
What if 99% of Europe had been wiped out by the plague in the 14th century, and the remaining non-white peoples of the planet shaped almost all of human history? That was the premise of Kim Stanley Robinson’s alt-history novel, “The Years of Rice and Salt”. While this review isn’t about that book, it provides a way to shift your thinking to a world made up solely of people of color.
The Oysters of Hood Canal
I hate raw oysters. This is odd because I’ve been eating raw seafood my whole life. I’m part Japanese. It goes with the heritage territory. But there’s something about raw oysters that alerts every taste bud that something bad is coming their way, and tells me, don’t even go there. That said, put those same oysters on a sizzling grill and drizzle any kind of sauce on them and I am all for that. This plays a role in my love affair with Hood Canal.