Author: Jennifer Derrick

Fun & Humor, Random Generalizations & Observations

Summer Vacation Plans: 2018 Edition!

Summer Vacation

Last year I did a post about what I planned to do over my “summer vacation.” Turns out, it was a pretty great way to keep myself on track during a season that trends toward sloth. Of course, as a working adult summer isn’t really about vacation. I still tend to think of it as …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Knowledge is Power (And the Pathway to Change)

Knowledge is power

This past week I found myself in the middle of a minor fracas on Twitter. A young girl posted some very intelligent, thoughtful, and informed political comments.  I replied that it was heartening that she would soon be eligible to vote because we need more thoughtful and informed people out there voting. As they say, …

Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Dinosaurs and the Evolution of Your Writing Career

Dinosaurs

I recently finished reading The Rise and Fall of The Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World, by Stephen Brusatte. In reading the book, the thing that struck me again and again (aside from how cool dinosaurs were) was just how old the Earth really is. It operates on a timeframe that is far, …