3 Generations of Media

When I decided to study Communication, courses at UT’s Moody College speculated about the mind-boggling array of emerging cable channels and introduced the concept of “narrow-casting” in contrast to traditional broadcasting. Tastes were becoming divided and specialized for demographics that were very valuable to advertisers. Internet was still to come. Email was for the workplace and smart phones were decades away. The notion…

Becoming the Not-at-Home Mom

When I returned to an on-site job I didn’t realize how long it had been since I’d worn real shoes every day. My child grew proficient at dressing herself, just in time for me to remember how. We stay-at-home moms in SoCal wear flip-flops for months on end, barely brushing our hair unless it’s our turn…