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Maureen Carruthers

Smart. Kind. Funny. At least that's the goal. I care about encouraging girls to consider STEM careers, helping nonprofits be the best they can be, cats, and German-style boardgames.

I am the dog

I tease and occasionally get annoyed with the sweet dog who resides in my house, because there is no new person, no vaguely knock-like noise, no bell of any kind, that doesn’t send him into a fit of barking and growling. The potential threat that comes from these unknowns must […]

How do you spend your day?

Productivity gurus like to say we all have the same 24 hours a day, so we should all be able to achieve the same things. But can we really? How do you spend your time? Are there things on this list* you don’t do because someone does them for you? […]

Building an Anti-Racism Habit

Like many well-meaning white people, I’ve been galvanized to action by the latest round of irrefutable evidence that we live in a racist society. I want to do all of the things I should have been doing for years– right now, today, and to not stop until it’s fixed. That […]