Larks’ Notes is the personal website of one Megan Larkin. She does not enjoy talking about herself in the third person so will knock that off at the end of this sentence.
Hi there. My name is Megan. Sometimes I go by Larks. Sometimes “Hey, you!” Sometimes “Moooooom!” I’m pretty flexible.
From time to time, I’ll embark on a specific project or challenge that might be featured on Larks’ Notes. Mainly, though, I write about whatever interests me; topics like education, politics, parenting, feminism, writing, social media, civil discourse, and pop culture. So, in a sense, Larks’ Notes is totally nicheless and, in another sense, it’s super niche because the niche is just me.
Mostly I try to adopt a humorous outlook on life because laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have pneumonia. Then take antibiotics.
So who am I? I have had nowhere near enough coffee to even contemplate answering that on a metaphysical or spiritual level, so I’m gonna hit you with some facts. I’m a thirty something woman living in Seattle with my husband, daughter, and two cats. I have a background in education leadership and policy analysis, economics, political science, writing, and content management
Predictably, I enjoy yoga, green smoothies, and minimalism. Mildly less predictably, I have a deep appreciation for potato chips, Doctor Who, and eyelash extensions. I have absolutely no appreciation for ketchup, post-2010 comedies featuring laugh tracks, or adult rompers. Not that I’m mad at you if any of those are your thing. I just gotta live my truth.
Still not sure what this website is about? That’s okay. I’m not either. But you know what might help both of us figure it out? Checking out some of my favorite posts:
Companion Possum. (This one won a BlogHer Voice of the Year award back in 2013)
Go ahead! Read them! Take your time. Pull up a seat and stay a while. I’ll be right here when you get back. And thanks for stopping by.
A word about comments:
Your comments are welcomed. On this site, on any of my social media channels, over email. I really look forward to connecting with people.
Dialogue is awesome and necessary, especially when it comes to controversial issues. But you know what’s not awesome? Being a dick. Please speak to others the way you’d like to be spoken to. Keep the subject matter of your comments respectful, issue and idea-centric, and exclusive to the realm of online interaction.
Here’s an example of what I mean:
Cool comment: “I disagree with that thing this person said. Here are the reasons why I disagree. Here is my point of view supported by evidence.”
Dickish comment: “I disagree with that thing this person said. They are a terrible, horrible person. I will now concern troll at this person’s friends and family and then segue into expressing my disdain for them personally in abusive language as well as list their phone number, employer, and home address.”
Disagreement is cool. Dickishness is not. If your comment is dickish, it will be removed.