While I’m on a roll updating the “soundtrack of my life” section, let me share you a song I’ve been obsessed with (OBSESSED WITH) ever since discovering it on the HBO show [...]

Stolen Dance

I don’t usually spend much time in the car, which is a shame because that’s the only time I listen to music. It’s one reason I love road trips: music. Should you ever pass me on [...]

The Primer

This is sort of how I’m feeling tonight. I am so tired of enduring silence. There’s actually no reason for me to. Here’s a poem by Christina Davis that perfectly encapsulates [...]

Truck nuts

This morning as I was driving my children to school, I spotted a pickup trucks with what are commonly called “truck nuts,” a pair of anatomically correct testicles. (Or as [...]


Among my more inexplicable decisions of late, I decided to bring Christopher Hitchens’ Mortality along on a six-hour plane ride yesterday.  If you haven’t read it, it’s a series of essays he [...]

Thank you, Lit Crawl

Saturday night I hung out with 100+ of my best friends at the inimitable St. Mark’s Bookshop in the East Village in NYC. I was fortunate enough to get invited to be on a panel during the [...]

More Duh

I was mean yesterday in one of my posts. I don’t know why I do that, act bristly when what I really feel is vulnerable. A defense, I suppose. It bothers me to be as predictable as a Gilmore [...]

Recently awesome

Yesterday I got tagged in the coolest tweet.  Here it is below (PS – Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University is in Minnesota.  That’s pretty awesome too):   Recently [...]

Wish me luck!

Tomorrow night I am going to my first big writing industry cocktail party in New York City.  I am so excited!  My agency is celebrating an anniversary and is having a shindig in a very posh spot. [...]

Home sweet home

My little New Jersey town is inordinately proud of itself for a teeny thing of less than 9,000 people (teeny for a New York City suburb, anyway).  And rightfully so: dubbed “the Athens of [...]

Labor Day Blues

There’s something so final about Labor Day, with it’s old memories of going back to school and ending the long, free days of summer. In true old(er) lady fashion, I am noticing that [...]