The C Word

I run a women’s group every other Sunday called Women Reinventing Themselves. We’ve been meeting, now, for about a year, and each time we get together I find myself energized and excited and full of ideas and intentions for how… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • On Retreat

    Last week, I was walking by the river when I came upon a man sitting at a typewriter on a small folding table in front of him, pecking away at who knows what. “Poet for Hire” the sign said. “Pay… Read More ›

  • Enough!

      With the recent passing of my mother, I have been in full retreat–from the media, from my routines, and yes, even from writing. Sometimes grief empties us and sometimes it fills us to the brim. This has been the… Read More ›

  • Silence

    Silence is not the absence of sound, it’s the absence of noise – Gordon Hempton  I don’t know about you, but when I was a youngster, I always had some kind of music playing, either on the record player or… Read More ›

  • Scylla & Charybdis

    Again I’m called upon to cleave the poppy from the stem the weight, the choice that isn’t mine to make, to take, forsake the one breast, for one who Cancer calls, cupidinous a fever creeping shore to sandy shore and… Read More ›

  • The Time-Energy Paradox

    Every morning, I walk three miles up and down a trail by my house, and every morning, I listen to either a book on Audible (I almost said, a book on tape—yikes!), or a podcast as I make my way… Read More ›

  • The Four-Hour Workday

    I know what you’re thinking. This is not possible. This is just another gimmicky headline, click bait, designed to draw you in and leave you disappointed. But hear me out for a moment. What is so impossible about a four-hour… Read More ›

  • On Gender & Feminism: Ride the Third Wave

      Every generation of self-defined progressives has to tackle the fact that progress doesn’t end with them. – Laurie Penny I thought the chapter was closed on this matter. What more could there be to know, to learn about gender… Read More ›

  • Perfectionism Redefined

    I’m at a serious cross-roads in my life. I have shed much of the weight of my previous life and career–active parenting of young children, a job that no longer fills me, the responsibility of building and maintaining a family… Read More ›

  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Contemplate Change

    For some reason, the theme of change has been coming up a lot for me in recent years. Actually in all of my life, now that I think of it, but of late the call has been insistent, and this… Read More ›