Tag Archives: Getting to 50/50

Summer Book Review Denouement

“We are now in a position to move forward with you,” boasted a long-awaited email to a friend.  Imagine the excitement.  She’s been networking in pursuit of a new opportunity.   A new direction.  Maybe you’ve seen this movie?  Countless meet and greets.  Electronic job postings.  Online applications.  Long overdue or impersonal responses from hiring companies.   Not this email.   A sparkle?  A validation? Continue reading

Summer Book Review #28: Getting to 50/50

“My husband never ran out of a personal care product,” bragged a distant aunt about a household she’d run for close to 50 years.  She’d crafted her life as a homemaker and mother who took obvious pride in the subtleties of her world.  How do you respond to such a pronouncement?   I didn’t share that I wouldn’t know if my husband lacked deodorant because I have yet to adopt that purchase responsibility despite 17 years of marriage.   Instead of responding I sat there respectfully mute while others in attendance offered praise.  Praise? Continue reading