Weekend reads.

In the past I’ve said I read a lot.  I find articles nearly every day that I save or send to myself, and they’ve been featured in a series of posts (because I’m too lazy to come up with a new clever title) called “Weekend Reads“.  It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, so here’s a year’s worth of notable reads accompanied by my snarky opinion.  (These are not in any order of date whatsoever, so some stuff may be old.  I wanted to talk about them anyway.)

McMansion Hell.  Yes, this blog is my speed.

What feminists can learn from anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly This lady’s story struck a St. Louis nerve, and this perspective was pretty fascinating.  I commend her for her perseverance and commitment to causes she believed were right.  Even though she sounds scary as hell and I’m a Democrat.

When a really off-putting feature article about influential business women in the St. Louis Business Journal came out, I read it at work and remember thinking it was in poor taste.  Then I found this online, and it confirmed my suspicions that national media agreed with me.

Women have to stop apologizing for having a brain.  How Women Undermine Themselves With Words…..lots of good stuff in this article.  Oh, and this explanation too.

A compelling argument at something I think is more true than people want to believe: Trump Is Self-Sabotaging His Campaign Because He Never Really Wanted The Job In the First Place.  (Editor’s Note:  This article was written before the debates, and the sexual assault mess.  So things are going according to plan!)  

Here’s an article about being a woman in a corporate creative position.  A lot of truths spoken in this article; especially as I grow older and reflect upon my mentors and how I was groomed to act in a “business” setting.

Mad Men fans, read this.  And then call me because I want to talk to someone for 16 hours about how much I love Mad Men.

The Complicated Sisterhood of Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill.  Dahling.  Also can’t wait for the Jackie movie I hear is getting a LOT of awards season cred.

I was at this amazing Mumford show and you can see my friend Rachel in the Rolling Stone picture!  Hi Rachel!  The guy in the blue hat in front was killing my view.

I’m not a parent, but I’ve helped raise my 19 year old brother.  It’s safe to say that this entire article is true.  

I was a few short days away from seeing Merle in concert with Willie before his passing.  This interview helped to suffice.  This one from Chris Shiflett too.

You’re goddamned right it is.

Do you work in an office?  On this list of 10 Things Midlifers Need to Know about Today’s Office Environment, #1 and #2 are clutch.

Maybe I’ve always liked Steve Martin because I could tell he’s an introvert.

One of the founders of Buck Mason is a guy that I used to party with in high school -Erik Schnakenberg.  Makes me proud to know people get out of Lafayette County and make something of themselves.

This article makes me feel better about having only one child, if any.

More empathy is needed…..says the empath.

Considering I’m a Mizzou graduate, this Onion article nailed this.

I’m told that I’m hard to read…..mostly it’s just strong and dry sarcasm.  INC magazine agrees that I’m better for it.

This speech was amazing and captivating.  I don’t care what party you are.  Watch it.