This weekend was all about the big promotion, with family descending upon DC and filling every corner of our tiny dollhouse of a home. But it was pretty spectacular, and now almost everyone has gone home, and life should return to normal. Normal, of course, includes travel, so I’ll head to the Air Force JAG school later in the week for a tick. Still, there was plenty of time to read, and as always, it appears sexual violence is dominating the headlines (including this massive and painfully familiar sounding article that appeared on the front page of the NY Times). Here’s what has caught my eye since last we spoke:
Here we go: vacation is behind us and a modified (but still busy) travel season resumes for our household. Happily it’s not me on the road this week, but after taking a week off, I can hardly corral my to-do list. Always a trade-off, that whole taking time off thing. Hopefully US readers enjoyed a happy and relaxing 4th–we certainly did (and it was a far more social one than I am used to). But all in all, there was plenty of downtime and a good amount of reading therein. Here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
I’m having a tough time ramping up for my work week this morning. Could be the impending vacation (no worries, there will be [some] posts while I’m away). Could be that I was so completely productive last week I just feel like coasting a bit. Either way, the internet can be a distraction when I’m in this mindset, so I have been happily perusing all of the links I’d tucked away from the weekend. Here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
Did you have a fantastic weekend? We did for sure–a glorious, not-too-hot one in the DC metro area. And along with that, the awesome news that my spouse was promoted to Major, which meant some small celebrations around here (in anticipation of the big one that will come with the official ceremony next month). Still there was some down time, which almost always means being plugged in somewhere. So here’s what I’ve been checking out since last we spoke:
Yesterday was my birthday, which means that basically the whole weekend was my birthday (and also the wedding reception for our good friends AND the arrival of the girl child for the summer). Lots of celebrating around here; much less reading. But when I finally did manage to crawl into bed last night, it took awhile to sleep, and just like that, I was caught up in some of the world’s goings-on. So here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
I’m teaching today in Wichita–another advanced testimony workshop. It’s the last training of the busy spring season. After this I come off the road a bit. I get to slow down and enjoy the fact that my kid is in DC for the summer (as of Saturday–happy birthday to me!) I take only one significant travel job each month during summers, so while I will have plenty to occupy my time (as if), I will be doing it from the comfort of my tiny DC dollhouse by and large.
Lots of reading this weekend, so it’s a good list. But before I put it up, a quick reminder (again), since I got a nastygram from a reader who disliked one of the articles I posted last week: just because I read it doesn’t mean I agree with it. Everything on this site, be it articles in posts like this or webinar offerings or full-length reports, should be read with the understanding that, unless it is accompanied by a clear endorsement from me, is not actually an endorsement. This site is for information sharing. FHO readers are a smart bunch–you guys will decide what is relevant and what is valid for your own practices. That being said, here’s what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:
I’m in court this week AND trying to finish off a brand new curriculum (a project I can’t wait to talk more about–just not yet), so it was a busy weekend prepping and writing. There were a few things, though, that caught my eye in moments of downtime. So here’s what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:
I missed this offering when it was live, but happily for us, it’s been archived:
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation held a webinar in November, Best Practices to Combat Child Trafficking. The archived webinar also includes downloadable slide decks from each of the 3 speakers, as well as a nice looking resource page.
SAFEta and EVAW are hosting a joint webinar, Forensic Compliance: Where Do We Stand in 2012? The session will actually be offered twice–February 7th and February 16th, at 2pm ET. Kim Day and Kim Lonsway, from the above organizations, respectively, will be the presenters. Get registered, because you know this one is worth your time. And, of course, it’s free.