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Bookish Finds for Book Fiends

With the holidays swiftly approaching, you might be thinking to yourself: what should I buy the bookworm in my life? How do I make my beloved introvert leap for joy? As a noted bookworm and introvert, I'm here to give you some ideas.

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Podcast of the Week: Ask a Manager

In a complete 180 from last week's PotW, I present to you the Ask A Manager podcast, hosted by Alison Green. Alison's blog, also titled Ask a Manager, is an entertaining and informative wormhole that I don't recommend visiting unless you have the next few hours open for endless clicking and scrolling. First of all,… Continue reading Podcast of the Week: Ask a Manager

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One Published Year

A year ago today, Across the Formidable Sea became available for purchase on Amazon. In the year since it's earned 22 reviews on Amazon with an average 4.6 stars. On Goodreads, it has 30 and an average 4.37. It's been purchased over 500 times in more than 3 countries. My words. My ideas. It's utterly humbling.

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Breeding Violence

I am also not saying that men as a group are oppressed or underprivileged. Here’s what I am saying: We as a country are failing our men. By allowing them to act out in violence without consequence, by saying “boys will be boys,” by maintaining a culture that lets them believe they are entitled to a certain amount of success, we are failing them. By expecting them to adhere to a standard of manliness that doesn’t allow for open expression of weakness, emotion, or affection, we are failing them. By encouraging them to look up to men who are violent and emotionless. What else could result from this but disappointment, frustration, and anger?