Mar 4, 2024

Weekly Roundup: Appreciating Pioneer Women Plus New Books and Shows

Happy March! My oldest turns 19 this month, which is crazy, because it means CFO is almost 19. How can that be?! Enjoy this week's roundup (I've marked affiliate/referral links with a *, which means I may make a little bit of money if you make a purchase or sign up using that link - thank you!):

  • As a sports fan, I appreciate the best sports-writers. As a woman, I have a deep appreciation for those women who paved the way in all fields, but especially in male-dominated fields, the way Helene Elliott did. She just retired from the LA Times, in large part to save the job of another, younger (male) writer. She doesn't know me, but I wish her the best, and she'll always have my thanks and admiration for the way she did her job. (Especially considering a Scottish soccer coach responded "Good girl" to a female reporter just this past week.)

  • Along the same lines of appreciating women who paved the way, I enjoyed reading Victoria Thompson's Counterfeit Lady series.* It's set around the time of the first World War and the protagonist becomes a suffragist. It blows me away to think that in the same century in which I was born, women didn't have the right to vote! Even knowing the outcome, I had to finish the series in the car at Whole Foods because I just couldn't stop reading.

  • I've been looking for new freezer meals, so this week I'll be making RecipeTin Eats' Shredded Beef Ragu and Japanese Salmon with Mirin and Soy Sauce.

  • If you're looking for new shows to watch, I just started watching the CBS series Fire Country, and I can understand why it's my son's favorite show because it's sooo good! I can also recommend the new CBS series Elsbeth. which has the best Columbo vibes.

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