A Dollop of Dolly Parton and Other Tales

Nine to Five - Dolly Parton

For whatever reason this song has been stuck in my head all week. I listen to on my way to work, on the way home, and whenever I need a midday pick me up. I just love Dolly Parton’s charm and optimist and the lyrics are so damn catchy. If you’re in the mood to watch the iconic 1980 movie you can stream it on HBO Go/HBO Now.


The Pulitzer Prizes were awarded a month or so ago I'm still making my way through the winners. Right now I’m most excited about Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize winning album, DAMN and the Public Service award winning series of articles from Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey at the New York Times, and Ronan Farrow at the New Yorker, which exposed high profile sexual predators.

Kendrick Lamar - first hip hop awarded in this category. Some criticism which you can read here and here. For my part, I love that Pulitzer Prize Advisory Board chose Damn because the decision got me to listen to an album I would not typically play, and I really enjoyed it. Fun fact about this album, my roommate who may be the best fifth grade teacher in the world (obvious bias) plays humble for her students every day which I think is really fun and awesome.

I loved this article: This Year’s Other Two Pulitzer Finalists on Losing to Kendrick Lamar