Archive for March 2016

Looking for the little things that make life beautiful

Looking for the little things that make life beautiful
You know what they say about clichés, right? When someone says, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” it’s cliché. But only because it’s a phrase that’s been overused—not because it’s any less true. The blogging community to which I belong was tasked with power writing about something we each find beautiful—something people may... Read more »

A Eulogy for my Inner Night Owl

It was 2:30 in the afternoon last Friday and I was struggling mightily not to fall asleep. There were probably a number of factors at play—I could have been sugar crashing from the horde of Easter-themed candy in my desk drawer. I met a few girlfriends for drinks the night before. But I was home... Read more »

Book Review: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Book Review: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be someone entirely different, even for just a day? Sure you have—we all do it. Daydream about trying someone else’s skin on. Maybe it’s to imagine a better life. Or maybe it’s to ponder worse, so we can find grace and perspective for the soul... Read more »
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Great Books for Spring Break

Great Books for Spring Break
As if to remind me that I am not going anywhere for Spring Break, I got my Oprah email today that bestowed upon me 18 books for that beach vacation I’m not taking—all ethereal or erudite, and all of which I am sure will make you a better person and 15 pounds lighter if you... Read more »

Book Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

Book Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton
I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of over the “It’s the next Gone Girl!” comment every time there’s a new thriller/mystery written by a woman with a female lead in the story. We’ve all used the reference. Time to move on. “The Widow” by Fiona Barton stands on its own. And it’s not... Read more »

Hey, Kim Kardashian: It's Not Empowerment

Another day, another argument about body shaming. A celebrity getting picked on for sharing a nude selfie. A year-old nude selfie. Because you know, if Kimmy’s not trending on Twitter, well … she’s gotta get on that. “I am empowered by my body,” she says. “I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by... Read more »
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Best Books for the 2016 Campaign Season

Best Books for the 2016 Campaign Season
It’s been a depressing campaign season. And given the era of politics which I was born into and raised in, I’ve got a fairly low bar for expectations. JFK was just before my time. My presidential history consists of Johnson (just barely), Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama. The Gen... Read more »