Five Awesome Things I Read This Week copy

  1. All of the beautiful, wonderful, encouraging comments that hundreds of you left on my blog last Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Wow. It was so nice clicking over from the blog to see your content and find connections, and that’s something I’ll be doing a lot more, especially over the Christmas holiday while I have a few days to myself away from working and such. Thank you.
  2. Stop Asking Women Why They Haven’t Gotten Ahead, a post by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network. The author notes that asking people who haven’t gotten ahead to explain why they haven’t gotten ahead is pretty ridiculous — the real experts on job advancement are those who have advanced, so executives should stop passing the buck on these issues.
  3. Something delicious? THIS cocktail recipe. And THESE cookies. I’m planning on making both this week. Welcome to DC, H’s little brother S, we will feed you delicious delicious things.
  4. Shame Is A Prison, And I’m Breaking Out, a collection of personal stories about women being silenced by their pastors through shaming techniques meant to “correct.” The comments are really powerful, as is the grace the author shows to what many would label plain-old oppression. It’s hard to believe, but it is true.

  5. And I’m not sure if this counts, but I just want to throw it out there — my book signing last night with Louis Masur at the Lincoln Cottage was amazing! I haven’t read the book yet since I just purchased it, but Dr. Masur was incredibly entertaining and spoke with purpose [especially given the fact that there was a huge hot light in his eyes the entire time] and made me SO excited about America. H and I are going to see Lincoln (the movie) tonight and then I’m going to read Lincoln’s Hundred Days and tell you all about it. So get excited.

Have a wonderful weekend and if you are reading anything interesting, let me know! I’m always looking for new items to add to my list.

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  • Kaitlin

    I loved #2!!

    • pinkbriefcase

      Me too! It seems so obvious now, but I’d never thought that way before.

  • Colleen Friesen

    # 4 is my choice! Thank you for this fabulous list. Great to find new resources and congrats on your domain name :)

    • pinkbriefcase

      Thank you, thank you! The blogger there actually wrote a follow-up post that explains the background of why she joined the church, etc., which a good partner piece.