Ladies & Gents:
I am back from vacation! And after running over trails and climbing up mountains and scrambling over boulders in Maine, I…trip on the paved path in a park I've run through too many times to count. Sigh (a root had pushed up the pavement – and yes I already alerted the county about it). I'm OK. Worst is that growing new skin on your elbow's more than a bit tricky.
No "how did this get made" this week – the stories below were all assigned to me. And isn't that nice?
Not so nice: It's been a tough time around here at Jen A. Miller headquarters – and for a lot of women in this country. I had a rage stroke, which I wrote about on Twitter here. And here's the follow up. Check those out vs. me re-hashing them here.
If the woman in your life is angry, and you don't know why – you should probably ask. And listen.
"Facing the Diabetes Crisis" for Clinical Laboratory News
"Why are Warehouses Slow to Adopt WMS?" for Supply Chain Dive
"What Tech Execs Need to Know about the ERP Market" for CIO Dive
"Alumni Score on the Business Side of Sports" for Bentley Magazine
What I'm Reading
- I'll Have What She's Having: How Nora Ephron's Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy by Erin Carlson. This book made me feel like Sleepless in Seattle does: warm and fuzzy and in want of a fuzzy cardigan. Carlson got interviews with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, which really helped make this book really shine. Highly recommend.
- Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. I've had this one in the to-read book for a while. Eye opening, especially after I spent a lot of time on the road myself.
- Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe. I just started it – so far so good. I picked it up at the Haddonfield Library Book Sale DESPITE having a lot of books I haven't read yet. I've decided not to feel guilty about it. This spring I bought a bed frame that has a shelving unit as part of the headboard. It is now loaded with books. It doesn't stress me out. It makes me feel comfortable – like there's so much adventure ahead.
- I'm also still deep into the audiobook of Abagail Adams by Woody Holton. It's good – so good in fact that when my hold came off the audiobook of the Hamilton biography, I just sent it back because I wanted to finish this one first (GAHHHH WHY DOES THE TIMING NOT WORK).
What I'm Watching
I am almost done the last season of Inspector Lewis, which I have enjoyed a lot. I'm going to miss these characters when the run is over. I also watched Lilo & Stitch again. I don't think I thought much of this movie at the time – but it's so good. I'm glad it's on Netflix right now.