Why It Matters

THE BOSTON RED SOX WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As you might guess, I’m a little excited about this. There have been many late nights, and angsty messages flying back and forth across the internet on FB & Twitter, a whole “nation” of fans trying to work up the courage to believe our team could win […]

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What Happened to My Career As A Supermodel

One day when I was nine, I decided that when I grew up I wanted to be a fashion model.  I’d been reading Newsweek magazine, which my parents left out on the edge of the tub in our bathroom, strategically open to stories about issues they wanted us to know about. This was their way of […]

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Start Somewhere

I received a letter the other day. It wasn’t to me individually, although it felt like it was. It was written in a way that was so personal to the senders that I suspect each of us who read it was quite certain it was intended just for us. It was an open letter from […]

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Demolition Day

It is LOUD here this morning. There’s a wrecking crew demolishing the house two doors down from us, with a backhoe as tall as the building  (it’s the biggest piece of machinery I’ve seen on a residential project).  When the house went on the market about six months ago, Steve went to a showing. Afterwards […]

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I’m Spending the Weekend With Tim Gunn!

With his book, that is :) Let me start with a follow up note: I’ve persevered with the Happier App, and I’m happy to say that it’s improved the attitudinal quality of my days. There really is something helpful about how now, as I flip across all my email accounts and Twitter/FB/etc. on my phone, […]

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Do You Live In A Bubble?

Have you guys seen this quiz?  My journalist friend Cathleen Falsani Possley linked to it, and I’m intrigued. It’s a study about how my demographic, white America, ” is coming apart at the seams.”  I hadn’t realized our seams were fraying, but the questions in the quiz were thought provoking.  They dig into socio-economic differences, which […]

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Books!

Three books I’ve enjoyed so far this month: A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel by Dara Horn. I love the title of this book and may hijack it someday (along with President Obama’s The Audacity of Hope) for a nonfiction project. Perhaps I’ll do a whole collection of stolen titles :)  Anyway… A Guide […]

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