A number of years ago, I went to my friend Kris' piano recital. I had known her for years, but till then, had never seen play. We were the kind of friends who went on trips, celebrated Thanksgiving and had each other on speed dial. After I saw her perform I said to her, “it … Continue reading What’s in my room?
Have We Reached Peak Greed? A Review of Dark Money, by Jane Mayer
TLDR: Humans and animals on this planet are doomed if we don’t understand the impact of Dark Money on our political systems. The 80’s are back, or maybe they never went away, at least in regards to greed. Gordon Gekko may have said “greed is good” in the movie Wall Street, but were we supposed … Continue reading Have We Reached Peak Greed? A Review of Dark Money, by Jane Mayer
Riding that Horse
Lately I've been feeling something missing from my life. It's an element of fun, mixed with mastery; a possible money pit that could become a side gig. What I need is a hobby. Usually this is what you say to someone who's being destructive and would benefit from a little re-direction (hey Jared why don't … Continue reading Riding that Horse
As someone who identifies with being creative, the book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant, seemed super relevant. In some dusty crevice of my brain, I knew I had read it before (it’s on my kindle), but I remembered almost nothing. I think that there’s a lot to be said about reading … Continue reading Originally Novel*
Chasing the Unbelievable
I didn’t really plan on it, but ended up reading two books that were bookends to the historic 2016 presidential election. They were Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur and Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling by Amy Chozick.* No matter … Continue reading Chasing the Unbelievable
Government is the People
The longest government shut down in our history has just completed 31 days and even if there is an end in sight—which I hope there is, but I’m not optimistic—there’s something that has become painfully clear. Government is the people. Lincoln’s Gettysburg address was not only was famous for his “Fourscore and seven years ago” … Continue reading Government is the People
Ten Awesome Things I learned about Michelle Obama in Becoming*
1-She wasn’t in love with practicing the law. “I wasn’t built to practice law.” –133. She also failed the bar exam on her first try. I’ve kicked myself around a lot over the last 25 years for going to law school and not passing the bar exam and wondering how stupid was I to think … Continue reading Ten Awesome Things I learned about Michelle Obama in Becoming*
2018 is creeping to a close and it’s been awhile since I’ve invited you into the 24/7 rage-fest that is my brain these days. While on a global sense, 2018 was a similar dumpster fire to 2017 and 2016, I’m grateful that it didn’t suck too much for me on a personal level. I had … Continue reading Reading Resolutions
Movie Monday: Mudbound
Given the stellar reviews of Mudbound, which was released in theaters and on Netflix last week, I wanted to love the movie—I really did. But after watching it, the movie left me feeling more emotionally distant than I would have thought possible, given that it was about a subject I usually find compelling. That’s not … Continue reading Movie Monday: Mudbound
Who Am I?
Who am I? It’s the pivotal question Jean Valjean asks of himself in the musical Les Miserables and the first question you’re probably asking yourself if you don’t know me and are reading this blog for the first time. Let me introduce myself. My name is Loey Werking Wells, and I’m a writer who’s written … Continue reading Who Am I?