blog revamp & omg i’m on tiktok post image

Why would a woman in her 50s go on Tiktok? Why would I change up a blog that’s been noodling along just fine for fourteen years? Maybe you remember how I posted about sending out my book proposal a year ago. Maybe you remember how in January of this year my brain exploded and I [...]

going analog

going analog post image

We went to Mexico City with the kids in July. It was such a fun place to be with young adults. Hip, lively, vibrant. L brought along an old school film camera. These are her photos I’m sharing here. I love them so much. She’s been messing around with cheap film cameras since she was [...]

on listening

on listening post image

My empty nest days are so quiet. I can go whole days without speaking to anyone, until Chris gets home from work. Writing at the backyard table, I hear scrub jays squawking and hummingbirds clicking. (When I played that video out here in the backyard, a hummingbird started clicking like crazy in response.) Today I heard [...]


aswirl post image

The last six weeks have been a swirl, let me tell you! So I thought I’d just go with that vibe and make this post its own swirl: things I’m excited about, random photos of a trip visiting dear friends who moved to Mexico, and a recipe for really tasty beans. — The Op-Ed Project. This project [...]

let’s get this party started post image

I’m doing it! I’m getting this free webinar series off the ground. Please come hang out with me online on Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST! As soon as I started playing with this idea, I knew exactly which topic I wanted to explore first. Turns out, it’s the tenth anniversary of a blog [...]

things that make my brain explode post image

This was the month that my brain exploded. (If lengthy explanations of brain explosion aren’t your thing, scroll down for a few links to things I’ve loved lately.) For one, I worked privately with the writer Sabrina Orah Mark. Do you know her column Happily, for the Paris Review? It was a monthly column focusing [...]


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A belated list of things that have kept me distracted from this lately, with unrelated photos from my recent trip to New York, where I went for a writing retreat upstate–that’s me with my writing mentor, Kate Moses–and to hang out with my two older kiddos in NYC. Laurie Colwin reissues. Years ago–okay, decades ago–when [...]