• Books

    Books of 2016 – Fiction

    I read 34 books in 2016. Over the next few Mondays, I’m going to round up the list, starting with fiction: Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll. I rarely read crime fiction so I wasn’t immediately…

    January 2, 2017
  • Essay

    In the bleak midwinter

    I know I said that I was taking December off for rest and recuperation (actually: to catch up and write stuff for the new year) but there was something I wanted to say.…

    December 22, 2016
  • Recommendations

    Six things I loved in November

    I love compiling these lists of the little things that I’ve discovered and enjoyed. Sometimes I wonder if the ‘live your best life’ Oprah ideal serves us well. Lots of lives are painful and…

    November 28, 2016
  • Reading List

    The Trump Horror Reading List

    In the aftermath of the shocking Trump victory last week, I dove into an ocean of articles on the topic trying to find a way to understand what was happening. These were some of…

    November 21, 2016
  • Essay

    Trump

    Soon after Hillary conceded, I left my apartment and took my usual walk to work. I was dazed that the world was still there. I fell into a fog of internet clicking, endlessly refreshing…

    November 14, 2016
  • Recommendations

    Six things I loved in October

    All things self-compassion Remember when Brene Brown’s first Ted Talk went viral and the internet was all aflutter about vulnerability. I think self-compassion might be next. I read this in The Atlantic, which lead…

    November 7, 2016
  • Opinion

    On Trump & sexual assault

    I was really upset by the Trump tapes. I didn’t think I was “allowed” to be upset, until I heard Michelle Obama speak. I thought it was silly to be hurt by something so…

    October 31, 2016
  • Opinion

    On the demise of Gawker

    I have so many over-lapping, contradictory opinions about the Gawker thing, all of which should be prefaced by the fact that I’ve never really read it. Not because it was a gutter tabloid but because I…

    October 24, 2016
  • Essay

    In praise of Autumn

    I always arrive into autumn with a sigh of relief. Temperamentally, it’s the season I’m most suited to (introverted, home bodied). It’s the homestretch of the year. I enjoy the ‘fresh start’ feeling of…

    October 17, 2016