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"Maternal Substance Use Disorder Clinic Provides Trauma-Informed Pregnancy Care" for Medicine Iowa
"Cloud Technology, Now Within Reach, Helps Supply Chains Scale" for Supply Chain Dive
"How to Insure New and Unusual Businesses" for Property & Casualty
"Telling Life Stories Through the 'Black Shutter'" for Binghamton Magazine
"Following in Her Sister's Footsteps" for Seton Hall Magazine
"Leadership in Action" for Seton Hall Magazine
What I'm Reading
- Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. It was, as many many people have said, great.
- Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper. I loved The Rainbow Comes and Goes, which he wrote with his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, so snapped this up (though can you say that about the audiobook version?) I'm glad I listened to this before the new HBO Max series The Gilded Age. I have a feeling it'll give a lot of background/context.
- People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. Mehhhh probably not for me.
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. I listened to the audiobook version – it's very tense!
- Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft. I thought I was pretty educated about why some men are dirtbags to their partners, but I learned a few lessons in what is now a classic book (and as such, some of the language used is very out of date, in case you also pick this up. Doesn't mean it's not worth reading though).
- Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris. The rare book told in the second person (i.e. "you") that works. I'm also embarrassed that I didn't know his theater work – but that's why we read (or listen) to these books.
- Summer Pleasures by Nora Roberts. This is a reprint of two books from the 1980s, and I loved it. I wonder if younger readers would get the whole darkroom stuff of the second book though.
What I'm Watching
- Cruella. I don't understand why this movie exists? It was not great, and far too long for being a not great movie.
- Sunday in the Park with George. I'm not a huge musical theater nerd, but I can appreciate good art, and decided to give this a whirl given the recent death of Stephen Sondheim. If your library has Hoopla, you can stream this and Into the Woods for free. I get a lot of audiobooks for free via my library and the Libby app too. Hooray libraries!
- Hawkeye. I admit I had low expectations, so maybe I'm surprised. But "mortal human aging Avenger" appeals to me.
- My Life is Murder. I finished another season of this kicky Lucy Lawless mystery show. I like it!
- Murdoch Mysteries. Similarily, I wrapped up the latest season of this Canadian show too. Both are on AcornTV, which is a gift I gave myself at the start of the pandemic. And…it's the gift that keeps on giving? Sigh.