Category Archives: living

It’s Just Me

Aaaaaah, my blog. My little home space. My big white box that connects me to about three dozen people who know me so well. The intimate audience of people whose questions about life are similar to mine. Hello. I am … Continue reading

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What Life Is and Isn’t

I posted this on Facebook today, because I was feeling blank and miserable and overwhelmed and … grateful and wistful and everything, all at once, in those ways that life sometimes churns up for you, like a tamarind sundae, sharp and … Continue reading

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Thinking Out Loud

I was recently asked by a new friend and longtime distant colleague (took us four years to meet in person though we’ve been at the same conferences over and over and over again), Andrea Zimmerman, to take part in a … Continue reading

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Bliss Explosion

I love fall so much. I live for fall. Autumn is my season, through and through. I love the smell of the gentle rot. I thrill to the chill that creeps up my neck. Wearing scarves brings me daily joy. … Continue reading

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Photo At My Desk

Sometimes I write things for other places. Especially when it’s for a friend, like my friend Margit who just launched a great site filled with great voices. Go read her piece Dinosaur, Jr. If you are a woman, who, like … Continue reading

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My Morning Walk

So today I finally got around to doing what I dreamed I would do in this house: I walked around the garden in the morning, with a cup of coffee in my hand, after loading my son onto the school … Continue reading

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You Call This A Commute?

I am on my first train ride home to Garrison. I expected crushing crowds. I mean, we go past the suburbs, right? Land of Cheever and yuppies and thousands of houses in tightly knit neighborhood? Well, I guess there are … Continue reading

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Eight Days Till Takeoff

The crazy days are upon us. House partially packed (but not nearly enough). A big red X on the calendar for when Zack and I will relocate to our rental in Garrison, leaving our furniture and most of our belongings … Continue reading

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Curly Words With Slanted Meanings That Get Straight At The Truth

I stumbled across this image today—quoting the words of the fascinating Anais Nin—on the extra-fabulous Brain Pickings, which always features smart wonders to think about, and so deserves your attention (and your money). Turns out, the lettering was done by … Continue reading

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Pretty Happy About Not Always Being Happy

This blog… it can be intense, no? I challenge myself to tell “it” like it “is” and not varnish or sugarcoat my experiences, perhaps a bit to my peril. I live a not-completely-private life, functioning as a figurehead some days, … Continue reading

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