This episode is easy as Sunday morning. That’s what time it was in Seattle when I spoke to my cousin Jackie Micucci. Jackie is originally from Long Island, New York. She’s one of my many relatives that I know, but I don’t know that well, and I certainly don’t see very often. But even though I’ve only been in the same room with her a few times, I’ve always felt an affinity to her… probably because of her snarky comments on Facebook. But the snark is a bit misleading. As you’ll hear she’s practically a Pollyanna!
I was really excited to talk to Kristi Williams. Kristi is super cool and she has a super cool husband and a super cool kid. I’m friends with her on Facebook, and I feel like I know her, but I really don’t. Kristi is married to Marc who was friends with my wife, Jen, first. I know Marc pretty well, but I think I had only spoken to Kristi at her wedding, many years ago. Until now anyways.
Kristi, or should I say Dr. Williams, is a real-life family demographer, medical sociologist and college professor. She’s responsible for papers and studies with titles like “Promoting marriage among single mothers: An ineffective weapon in the war on poverty?” and “You Make Me Sick: Marital Quality and Health Over the Life Course.” I love this kind of stuff and am so impressed by the academics who do it.
It was a pleasure to chat with her.
Note: She mentions this book during the conversation: