As I've mentioned before, I'm very moved by the Here and Now program I've been doing with the Academy of Intuition. It's powerful stuff, and it's getting me to go deep into my self in ways I have avoided, both willfully and unknowingly, for many, many years. This week's theme is role playing (no, not … Continue reading The time that song from Moana made me cry
This morning I was walking Clover, when out of the corner of my eye, I saw a dead rat lying in the street, right next to the curb. Stay with me here, because I know rats aren't generally people's favorite subject. But something about this rat was so compelling. It looked so extraordinarily peaceful, its … Continue reading Rest in peace, rat
Today is my 18th wedding anniversary. In honor of our union / in a coincidental bit of publishing schedule good fortune, today is also the day that McSweeney's published a list Jordan and I wrote, called Thoughts on Marriage From a Couple Who Have Been Married for 18 Years. I hope you enjoy it. (For … Continue reading 18 things I’ve learned in 18 years of marriage
"Congratulations on your unemployment" I was walking my dog, Clover, in the middle of the afternoon yesterday (something you can do when you're unemployed), when a neighbor stopped to pet her, and we got to talking. "Do you work from home?", my neighbor asked. "Well," I hesitated, because for so many years I did work … Continue reading The perks of unemployment
I've been living with shame about money for seven years now. And it's taken its toll. It started when the recession hit and my business tanked. It never fully un-tanked. There were bright spots, things were always right around the corner, but I never reached my pre-recession earning level. Ever. Still. It took years for my … Continue reading Shame and Money
As I twisted and turned, that ride from over 20 years ago came back to me. It's like my younger self was also there, in parallel, Sliding Doors-style. I've had this feeling before, usually when I'm back in Philly, and vivid reminders of a previous existence come crashing in...
Find out how Meghan went from being a nerdy middle schooler to being...well, a nerdy grownup, with a job she loves (entertainment reporter). Plus, shout-outs to Judi Dench and the always popular Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Sharing some light -- and, a call for submissions.
How quickly a toddler's bedtime breakdown sends me into a death spiral of angst.
The battle to make time for self-care, even when things are topsy-turvy (...especially when things are topsy-turvy)