Category Archives: Advice

A quick journalism master class

Wow, far beyond political journos, this piece by Ron Fournier for the Atlantic should be required reading for every journalism student, beat reporter, assignment editor, freelancer, PR pro, publicist, and consumer of news (which should include everyone else). This is … Continue reading

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“If the shoe fits…” no, wait, I mean: “Get some shoes that fit”

Seeing women totter-stomp around in cheap heels they can’t handle gives me the sads. One’s gait, the overall manner of walking, is a woefully underappreciated yet crucial element of personal style, and it starts at ground level. Both you and … Continue reading

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20ish & waiting for “real life” to start? What do you think real life is?

Don’t shrug your shoulders and say, “I’m in my 20s. What I’m doing doesn’t count.”  Recognize that what you do, and what you don’t do, will have an enormous impact across years and even generations.  You’re deciding your life right … Continue reading

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ASPIRE to end domestic violence — even toward just one person

I hope none of you, nor your loved ones, will ever be in an abusive situation. But I know it’s entirely possible. You may not even realize it. So it’s essential we all talk about help that’s available if we … Continue reading

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Thinker of the day

Quote I ran into today: You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, … Continue reading

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Need advice? Want a recommendation? Generally prefer secret-type communications? Email me!

I figured out a route for folks to contact me with exactly the amount of privacy they desire — without having to be WordPress members (which commenting usually requires) or having comments viewable by all. I’m not saying I’m super … Continue reading

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The birth of “Advice from Atalanta”

I have been involved with a hobby-based community for many years. (Not a secret, just not worth specifying here.) I was very active on a national discussion board associated with that community, which unfortunately has seen a sharp drop in … Continue reading

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