Today The Big Roundtable published Twice Exceptional, my magnum opus (sort of) about my battle to get accommodations for my legally blind daughter on the New York City gifted test. When my daughter was first diagnosed I spoke with other parents of kids with the same condition, and everyone said that the big problem would comeContinue reading “Behind “Twice Exceptional””
In Where’s Bobbi Fischer? I dig around to try to understand why there are so few top-ranked chess players. This article evolved in a really interesting way. Last fall I wrote about board games for the Atlantic. While researching that article I met a woman who runs a board game lab (Mary Flanagan – she’s aContinue reading “The story behind “Where’s Bobbi Fischer?””
Happy pub day! My e-book THE EDGE OF NORMAL is now available from Amazon. Writing this was a writing experience unlike any other I’ve had to date. When my daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition I furiously took notes and wrote down what I was feeling every minute of every day. It was theContinue reading “My new e-book: The Edge of Normal”
Beyond the Vacuum Cleaner.
About a year and a half ago I was in spin class, where I think all my great thoughts, and I began reflecting back on my life. I’d turned 41 earlier that year, which prompted a wave of self-reflection, some mild panic, appreciation for all I have in my life, and resentment and self-loathing forContinue reading “The Ambition Interviews”