Can Blogging Help You Reinvent Your Career?

It took nearly 18 years before I realized that science just wasn't my passion. I was good at it, I had a bright future in front of me, but every time I took a coveted day off, I found myself wanting more. In fact, what I found myself wanting was to write. So I turned what I wanted to do into a career. ...more
Gail Mader -  I totally agree with you about the nasty comments that John McCurdy and tts38 have ...more

Why I Fired My Father (and Maybe You Should Too)

I was 28 years old when I told my dad I never wanted to speak to him again. I wasn't trying to hurt him. I was just defending myself from someone I was absolutely certain was ruining my life. Growing up, things were pretty tense in our house. One minute my dad would entertain me by reciting poems from Longfellow and the next he’d complain my birth had ruined his marriage. He also had the weird habit of hiding under trees every time a plane flew over the house. ...more
Jen, I have just come across some of your blog posts and really enjoy your writing and ...more