Category Archives: People

On Thanksgiving

I’m headed home Wednesday for Thanksgiving in New Jersey. It’ll be our family’s first Thanksgiving with the new member of our third generation, Jack Michael. We’ve always been a pretty nuclear family, just the four of us, five since my … Continue reading

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Inspiration, That Bastard

The thing about this fickle, fickle Internet is this: It giveth and it taketh away. Because of what I do for a living, I didn’t comment on the Penn State events of the week on any social media platform until … Continue reading

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When We Were 18

When we were 18, we were college freshmen. We were part of the same pack of friends though I always felt somewhat like an outsider, a result of both my own shyness and my, at that time, underdeveloped sense of … Continue reading

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I Did A Thing

Last week, I went home (one of three homes — I am a woman rich in emotional connections if not real estate) and did a thing. It wasn’t a big thing; indeed, it was a pretty small thing in many … Continue reading

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To Friend or Not to Friend

I am not a football fan. Multiply that feeling times four and you’ll get an idea of how I feel about the faux-patriotic corporate money-gasm that is a Super Bowl. But everything is better when you watch it with Twitter, … Continue reading

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Year in Review

It’s time for retrospectives and best-of lists and summations. Time for us to widen our field of vision beyond the coffee spoons with which we usually measure out our lives and take in the whole of the year. This has … Continue reading

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Thanks-full

I am thankful for two smiling women across a cafe car table from me, the same two women across a lunch table from me, the same two women sharing two bottles of wine and a dozen laughs with me today. … Continue reading

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Brought Low

I suppose it’s silly to wonder why I can’t put a pin in a particular moment of a particular day, wrestle it to the ground and declare, “THIS! This is how today will be categorized! As a good day! As … Continue reading

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Love / Hate

This was the kind of weekend I simultaneously love and hate. My lonely side loved the out-and-about nature of it, the hours of intense with-people time, the train-to-the-cab-to-the-train-ness of it. The side of me that is desperately in need of … Continue reading

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The List (Get On It)

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve figured some stuff out. I’ve identified my strengths and weaknesses, I have found talents hidden and underutilized. I know how I handle stress and under what conditions I usually succeed. I’ve long been a fan … Continue reading

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