3 generations of media

I decided to study mass communication when cable TV was young. Brand new course offerings at UT Austin speculated about the mind-boggling array of emerging channels and introduced the concept of “narrow-casting” in contrast to traditional broadcasting which had sought the “lowest common denominator.” Tastes were becoming divided and specialized for demographics that were very valuable to advertisers. Internet was still to come. Email was just for…

Becoming a 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. Or by 7am I had styled my hair, applied make-up and put on office attire. As my child got the hang of totally dressing herself, her momma was remembering how to get through a routine…