On the Virtues of Being Single

On the Virtues of Being Single

My Mom has told me about her single days, and they remind me of mine. At one point, one of her roommates, Janine, worked as a taster for Jack-In-The-Box (remarkably, she was quite thin). She filled their refrigerator with boxes of samples, tacos and burgers that bore angry notes addressed to her other roommate/cousin, Mary. … Continue reading

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

Want to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day This 1930’s ice cream parlor tucked inside a Cincinnati train station Aurora Australis… Gorgeous How to waste time productively Give yourself permission to do the things you want to do Effective altruism, or the greatest good This bad-ass speech by Nicole Kidman When you die, you won’t … Continue reading

The Art of Being Yourself

The Art of Being Yourself

When the sky makes a rainbow after the rain, it doesn’t flash a knowing smile, cough on its fingernails, rub them against its shirt, and say, “Did you see my rainbow?” And if it’s a stormy, ick day, hail and sleet, the sky doesn’t cower in a corner, apologizing. The sky just is. I’ve long … Continue reading

Humans of San Diego

Humans of San Diego

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” -Maya Angelou Continue reading

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

[Video] Way to go Supremes | Proud to love These rainbow crosswalks unveiled this week in Seattle What makes a woman Monica Lewinsky’s courageous Ted talk on shame 16 perfect responses from women who were asked about their love lives My Avatar, My Self | Great piece on our real versus social media selves Ellen … Continue reading

Change is Gonna Come

Change is Gonna Come

As I write this post from my desk, it’s the first day of summer. Spring left out the back door, and running through the front door, comes watermelon, ferris wheel rides, and the bright blooms of peonies. Vacationers pack themselves into beachside bars sipping margaritas. The air in my neighborhood smells like barbecue coals and … Continue reading

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

Discover your kitchen style according to your Myers-Briggs personality type Danielle LePorte’s take on relationships The only three things you need to do today Kids from a public school in one of the country’s poorest congressional districts, and a private school where the tuition is $43,000 a year, are brought together in the hope the … Continue reading

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

Really liked this…the days are long but the decades are short Creativity is sexy You’re never going to retire. “Smart women don’t retire. They break free from working full-time to living full-time.” — Gail Rentsch How Louis C.K. became the king of comedy These beautiful fairytale illustrations Why you should go to the movies alone … Continue reading