Today is my sweet kid’s 13th birthday, so I am officially the parent of a teenager. I have no idea how that happened. A minute ago she was a newborn and now she’s this funny, interesting, incredibly smart kid who makes me proud every day. Naturally we spent the weekend celebrating (ziplining and dim sum, anyone?) and gorging on homemade Hostess-type treats (my spouse whipped up Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Cupcakes complete with squiggly frosting). Pretty much the only thing I could do after the weekend calorie bombardment was to loll around last night and surf my social media sites. Which is what I did. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
I typically don’t post live events here, but I want to mention this one for anyone in the DC area: NIJ is hosting a live seminar series, Research for the Real World. The next talk in the series is April 12th from 10-11:30 am: Violent Repeat Victimization: Prospects and Challenges for Research and Practice. Dr. Janet Lauritsen will be the speaker. You can find details about location here. And if you can’t attend the live session?