therapy in session

One of my most popular posts was dated from 2012, "With all due respect, I am fucking scared of getting old". It has struck a nerve and attracted comments from folks who feel helpless against the relentless forward march of time and, I suspect, the world's time-honored obsession with and worship of youth. Almost five years [...]

Et tu, Brute?

I am in mourning. Yes, once again I am taking things that have absolutely nothing to do with me personally. Very personally. I was being naive. I just thought that geeks would be different. Brains over beauty, right? It is not even beauty per se. It's youth that we are competing against. In the end, [...]

Losing

I have lost 30 lbs. since last summer. There. I said it. I don't know why I have been feeling too embarrassed to tell you this. I feel guilty. What's with all the "you are beautiful the way you are" "girl power" blah blah rah rah Dove marketing speeches I tend to meander into. I [...]

I don’t know what’s wrong with me lately. Maybe for once it’s really not me that’s at fault. Maybe it’s The 2012 Best American Short Stories collection that I have been reading. I have cried suddenly and uncontrollably over several passages. None of them were overtly sentimental. Certainly for a collection of this caliber you [...]

Maybe it is because the release of the movie trailer for The Great Gatsby (2013) starring the Titanic "I am the king of the World" guy, the roaring twenties is certainly a popular theme for holiday parties this year. Based on the limited sample size of three, I confess: Two of the company parties (in different offices) [...]

How to Suck at Tipping

I know that I suffer from a severe case of liberal guilt and that's why I don't think I can truly relax in places where there is a clear demarcation, often times physically, between the privileged and the underprivileged. You can accuse me of being a hypocrite if you want. I would not know how to defend myself. [...]

I have signed up for some training courses offered at work, one of them is called "How to present with confidence". Yes, at 40+, I still struggle with opening my mouth in front of a group larger than 5. It's a miracle that I even survived this many years in corporate America. Someone overheard me [...]

Lucky

Before she started telling you the story, she would have said, before anything else, “This journal entry has a happy ending.” The red light on her phone was blinking. Somehow she’d missed a phone call when she knew that nobody would be calling her. Not on her cell anyway. Her husband was out of the [...]

Keep on Fighting

Motherhood in the beginning is sickeningly isolating, especially if La Leche League gets their hold on your conscience. Your partner may be super duper awesome and really do the concept of 50/50 co-parenting justice. BUT. When you are up at night alone (because someone has to get up to go to work so you can [...]

Seeing how I have been on a midlife crisis overdrive... Yes, I think I may as well come out and admit it to myself. I have been going through some sort of personal crisis ever since I started this blog in 2008. Some sort of late-onset-puberty/rebellious stage sans hyper-libido. *sigh* For someone who's 120% sincere [...]

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