June 14, 2016

Read my latest piece on xoJane

I Played a Bride on TV and Was a Bridesmaid 6 Times, But It Has Taken 20 Years for Me to Be Open to Marriage

Was this what I was supposed to be doing? Getting married? I just wanted to finish writing a short story.

March 9, 2016

Read my latest writing on aging and happiness on The Huffington Post

February 25, 2016

 

Falling in love with myself after 50 is the bomb! Lettting go of societal, and internal, pressures about "what should it be like at my age," or what I "should look like." I can't be 34 forever. (Yes, it was a great year for my tits. But they still feel great when my g...

February 8, 2016

 

 

Last Thursday, I woke up with a cold in New York.

 

After my boyfriend left the hotel for his staff meeting, I took a 12 hour Sudafed and jumped into the shower hoping to reinvigorate my determination. I was scared. I hadn’t been to New York in twenty-five years. What...

November 1, 2015

Sometimes when L goes out of town for work (which is often), I wear the same shirt all week. The gray fuzzy warm one he brought me back as a gift from an event in Portland.

 

“Did anybody help you pick this out?” was my first question after the “thank you.” I know, I am...

October 18, 2015

Twice this weekend in Austin I saw dragonflies mating. One in front of the front windshield while LS and I were at a stoplight. That’s so cool, I said I have to text my sister and ask what it means. I’m a Buddhist so we don’t subscribe to animal totems, fortune telling...

October 17, 2015

 I don’t like being 51 because of the way my body looks now. Other than that, I could take it. The wisdom, the learning that if you give things time, grown and change inside, do the work, the environment will rise up to greet you – hey! I’m so glad you decided not to g...

October 15, 2015

Austin has plastic guitars everywhere: in the baggage claim at the airport, in neon above clubs, even on the back of trucks. And also chair backs at restaurants. The thing is: I think Austin is trying too hard to be something that it is not.

I was in Austin this week vi...

September 8, 2015

So a few years ago, this guy I knew went through a bad divorce and started screwing every 20 -something he could find on the internet. There were 20-somethings in his kitchen, lounging by the pool and upstairs in the bedroom. And they weren't friends of his teenage kid...

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