Thanks to my uncle and aunt, who invited me to join their family at Pawley’s Island for a couple of days, I’ve been able to get some much-needed R&R while also reading most of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (a.k.a. HP #7) and avoiding media stories about the ending. Shh! Don’t tell me!

I also enjoyed visiting my cousins, whom I rarely get to see.

Now that I’m back (and finishing the last few chapters of HP7), I also recommend the Pop Culture Heroines series on professional women on screen. I hope they’ll also take a look at Kyra Sedgwick’s Brenda Johnson in The Closer.