a mouse’s pawful

September 17th, 2016|

It’s been a rocky, rough first week-and-a-half of school for one of my children, who is in the throes of arguing with the reality of homework. Too many occasions at […]

#TBT — that time I went to Hillary’s birthday party

July 29th, 2016|

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Aaahhhh! Feel like I’m running too fast this morning. Dragged Stella to Banana Republic, parked miles away so I could have a brisk morning rush through Cobble […]

dear diary

June 23rd, 2016|

Sitting here looking at FB. Insta. Never ever a good idea. as soon as it gets the teeniest bit obsessive, that little seed of mental unrest takes root. because I […]

writing tips

June 3rd, 2016|

Good Day Dear Reader,

On this rainy day before the official launch party for Tracing the Bones, I want to share my 10 Tips For Writing Chick-Lit (or Really Bad Poetry). I’ve […]

Nursery Rhymes for the Weaning

May 6th, 2016|

I never cared much for Tom Petty back when I was addicted to pop music in the 80s. That Alice in Wonderland video was constantly in rotation and it simultaneously […]

10 milligrams and counting

April 8th, 2016|

I’m at ten milligrams of Lexapro and holding steady. Dropping to five in a few days. I’m on a three-week cycle, designed by moi, in the absence of any professional […]

five milligrams

March 10th, 2016|

I decided now was a good time to taper off my antidepressants.

In the four or so years I’ve been on Lexapro, plus the Wellbutrin I added a year or so […]

Paper Arms

December 4th, 2015|

Does anyone read novels anymore? You want to know a secret? It takes a lot to get me reading one from start to finish. I had a good rash of […]


September 29th, 2015|

You win some, you lose some. I hate cliches in general but they tend to be true. What’s also true is that you lose inside the win and win inside […]

buzz-pop-culture + YOUR writing

August 12th, 2015|

Star Craving Mad has made three marvelous top ten lists this month—BuzzFeed, The Culturalist and most recently Pop Sugar. Check them out if you haven’t yet. CLICK CLICK CLICK!

Thank you everyone […]