Gilmore Girls showdown: Paris vs. Rory

Anyone who has watched Gilmore Girls for more than one episode has strong opinions about the characters. There are team allegiances based on the boyfriends of the two main characters, anger toward certain plot lines, and passionate ideas about what some of the characters could have become. Those of us who are fans of the show are eagerly anticipating the Netflix revival so we can find out where our favorites are now.

And in the spirit of that anticipation, I decided to host a showdown between two characters who tend to elicit strong opinions from the viewers: Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore. (more…)

A tale of two humans

At my core, I am a storyteller. I think in story. I see story. It’s my most instinctive language. And thus I have a story today, about you.

You work at a company you love and today you get to choose a new hire. You have two resumés in front of you. The two applicants have the same degree and graduated the same year. Thomas graduated from a state college with decent grades, but not a lot of extracurriculars. William graduated from an Ivy League with stellar grades supported by a solid list of internships and glowing recommendations. (more…)

Superpowers & Stories

Sometimes my husband and I have conversations about big issues and ideas. (Sometimes he just listens to me rant.) One such conversation occurred a few months ago as we were heading home from seeing Captain America: Civil War. It went a little something like this:

Me: You know, I’m loving the increasing diversity in superhero movies. In that movie, there were several women, several Black men.

Him: Yeah, it’ll be really cool to see Black Panther’s story. (more…)