Soloing: In Defense of Solitude

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”– Albert Einstein Admittedly, I never planned to live alone for large swaths of my adult life — but for the past twenty years … More Soloing: In Defense of Solitude

What’s Goin’ On…

This week I’ve been pondering pop culture.  Several things are swirling around my head in a hodgepodge, so that’s how they’ll appear here. The Hunger Games I read Suzanne Collins’ terrifying (albeit thrilling) YA novel The Hunger Games (and Catching Fire and Mockingjay) over about four days last summer.  Since it has been made into a … More What’s Goin’ On…

Remembering My Father

I am not much of a drinker/carouser/party girl, so until nine years ago St. Patrick’s Day passed me by without fanfare.  I don’t drink green beer (gluten sensitivity prevents it) or have much of a hankering for corn beef and cabbage. Nine years ago my relationship to this day shifted. It turned out to be … More Remembering My Father

Je ne regrette rien – No regrets

When I first moved to New York City (in my twenties) I covered the wall next to my bunk bed with postcards of lost luminaries in the field of music: Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday, and Edith Piaf, among others. I was studying music at the time, and Piaf’s rags-to-riches story appealed to me.  I had … More Je ne regrette rien – No regrets