In a real way, it was failure that drove my father's success—failure to achieve his original goals was the prod that drove continued effort and accomplishment throughout his life. Just weeks before he died on February 16, my father finished writing his last book. Show More Summary
The most shameful part of this relationship, for me, is how I begun to crave him and the tumult he brought into my life. I was broken down to the point that I took blame for everything.
It's been one year since the innocent-looking farm life sim Stardew Valley came into some of our lives and stole a whole bunch of free time. Where did it all go? I don't regret a single minute spent wrangling cows away from my crops, delving into mines for rare minerals, and power eating to keep marathon fishing sessions going late into the night. Show More Summary
“I was six years old when I watched my dad executed on national TV”, Tim told me. “He was on death row.” I had given a talk the day before. During the talk I had described in detail the various ways one could kill themselves. I said,...Show More Summary
Back in September of 2015, I lost my job and decided to take unemployment benefits for the first time in my life while I looked for a new one.
Here's your Tim Tebow inspirational moment of the day. Tim was giving a news conference at the Mets spring training facility in Port St. Lucie when he was asked how he balances his career as a pro athlete with the crazy hours he puts into his…
“I’ve never, ever within a factor of 10 received as much affirmative response from people in my 25 years in public life. I would have loved for them to have been more involved in my campaigns, frankly, but they’re on [...]
Why would I want to tune in to people who hate me, hate my country, and hate my way of life? Early numbers have the lengthy show off 4 percent from comparable stats in 2016, averaging an overnight 22.4 rating among metered market households. Show More Summary
Whenever I want to escape the crazy that is real life, I turn to the movies. Sometimes it's my favorite tax-themed films. Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman, pictured here on the set of "Sherlock" with Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the show's title character behind them, have separated. Show More Summary
It's that time again: the love of books, which is deeply ingrained in my nature, bids me never sell anything of beauty or scholarly interest, but the practicalities of life often demand it, not to mention the lack of space (as biblioclaustrophobia is an occupational hazard for teachers and writers). Show More Summary
MONDAY BEER AND WINE LINKS, MUSING, 02.27.17 “It’s a Shopping Mall for Alcoholics Out There” Beer in context and the context is life. As the following links will suggest I already had storytelling on my mind when I read these 412 words Saturday morning. When you start looking for subliminal messages or find yourself noticing […]
When Mum died, I vowed to talk about alcoholism because I can’t bear to be complicit in the silence surrounding the issue It’s two-and-a-half years since I lost my mum to alcohol. At the time I was 21 and she was 49. It was a bitter yet inevitable end to a battle with a drug that had gradually increased its merciless grip on her over many years. Show More Summary
I get that a lot. Mainly from the women in my life. Glad to know I’m not the only Warren who hears it. "WARREN, WHAT DID YOU DO?!?!" #Oscars pic.twitter.com/bBmalDLzCJ — Mashable (@mashable) February 27, 2017
With all the stress and worry this world can inflict upon us, it’s important to create a space in our life where there is peace and joy. For me, this space is my home, with my family and within my marriage. I can’t imagine not having an outlet or a safe haven where I can Keep Reading ?
.@violadavis gives tearful acceptance speech thanking her family: "I'm so glad that you are the foundation of my life." #Oscars pic.twitter.com/70UvDzlhsM - ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2017 Viola Davis is now an Oscar winner! On Sunday...Show More Summary
In an expected but triumphant win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role during the 89th Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali gave a humble speech, thanking those in his life who helped him achieve such a deserved feat. “I want to thank my teachers, my professors,” the “Moonlight” actor began. Show More Summary
The quirks of my new timepiece/fitness tracker have got me worried.
You really have to give it up for Leah Messer -- girl has come a long way. Sure, she still has a little scandal every now and then. Every once in a while she'll get some hate for being "too thin," or people will get angry with her for...Show More Summary
An affecting stop-motion portrait of the hardest parts of growing up and understanding the world.
GUEST: I’m a social scientist who specializes in ethnography. Focusing on the user is at the forefront of my work, and it also seeps into my personal life, because I am a user of so many things myself. As a result of my hyper-awareness of UX, I’m often tortured by my own experiences with products. One […]