Quotes about yearning

Writing a failed love story makes me reflect on what happens when the person is gone but the feelings remain.  (Writing book # 2, where this is a plot point).  It made me research quotes on [...]

The Other Sound

New York is a city of exclusions.  People who pay thousands of dollars to live in a shoebox (in midtown!) look down on those of us who pay the same about for a four-bedroom house nine miles away. [...]


I have always had a thing for Wonder Woman. Today, I am wearing one of my several Wonder Woman T-shirts. I have a cute little Wonder Woman ring I got handmade on Etsy. On the door to my bedroom [...]

Turkey shortage?

Butterball, one of the US’s main producers of Thanksgiving turkeys, has announced a 50% drop in turkeys 16 pounds and up. Thank goodness I ordered that heritage turkey. Now, I’m a [...]

Pacifist Day

I am a hardcore pacifist.  I believe in peace.  I believe that all human conflict can be resolved non-violently and that in the future there will be no more war.  I just have to believe that [...]

The death of darkness

I was on a bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa a few years ago.  It was its own brand of hell, stuck in a cramped seat for 19 hours with a colorful cast of characters.  (And if you [...]

Forget what I said

I miss you every day, but after this week’s devastation most of all. If there was one person who could have made this feel better and less hopeless, it would have been you.

On shaky ground

On Wednesday, near the end of the workday, I stood up from my desk to go get a cup of tea, took a step and fell down like a sack of potatoes. It took me a few seconds to realize my ankle had [...]

Behind the draped mirror

This week I am mourning the death of someone. It was unexpected and shocking, happening in a way I would have never imagined possible. It feels premature, as I thought I’d know this person [...]