Today I Did Nothing

Yes, that's right. Today I did nothing. Why is this noteworthy? Because I NEVER do nothing. I can't remember a day when I did nothing, unless I was away. When I'm home, there's always too much to do, so when I have a day off from work, it's always packed with "things to be done." … Continue reading Today I Did Nothing

Control is an Illusion

This is for all the control freaks out there. Two familiar sayings: You are the captain of your own ship. You are the master of your destiny. Do you really believe that? I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to construct the building blocks that I felt should be the foundation of my life. And … Continue reading Control is an Illusion

The Quiet Jungle

I’ve heard it time and time again, by people all the over the place: New Yorkers are nasty. Well, I’m a New Yorker and I’m not nasty, but taking myself out of the equation, I’d like to address this. There are nasty people everywhere you go. Granted there might be more in New York, but … Continue reading The Quiet Jungle

From The “It’s Freaking Me Out, Man” File

Recently, I began talking about freaky occurrences and the idea that everything happens for a reason (or not, depending on your point of view). Sometimes things happen that are so freaky that even the most stalwart person has to wonder, what does it mean? For instance, in THIS BLOG , I talked about an incident … Continue reading From The “It’s Freaking Me Out, Man” File

From the “Are You Kidding” File

I read several blogs that cater to chefs, food writers, and foodies. One post I read recently was a Q&A with a culinary R&D specialist at a large company, where she tests new products and develops and tests recipes for the company’s cookbooks and website. Before I continue, let me give you a quick back … Continue reading From the “Are You Kidding” File

Green-Eyed Monster Is a Bitch

Some of you already know—and for those of you who don’t know—I write a weekly blog over at Women & Words. Back in February, I wrote about how my frustration over not being able to succeed in selling a certain nonfiction project led me to hate someone. This someone has nothing to do with my … Continue reading Green-Eyed Monster Is a Bitch

On Cock-Eyed Optimism

My friend Jill said I should write about her, so I am. Jill just got a full-time job. So? you ask. Well, it’s like this. She went through a very difficult year of divorcing her partner, inauspiciously selling her home, moving to another state, moving back, discovering that the support of her family that she … Continue reading On Cock-Eyed Optimism