On Tampons and Universal Truths

“Up to 70% Off” proclaimed the sign. “Store Closing!” I couldn’t help but notice the banners plastered all over the supermarket in my ex-husband’s neighborhood. I rarely go to that part of town, except when I’m dropping my daughter off every other weekend. “Ooooh, I’m going to go there after I drop you off!” I […]

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Tomorrow

Every night, before the melatonin and Gabapentin bring sleep, I tell myself that¬†tomorrow is the day I will do my physical therapy exercises and yoga and meditation. I will strap on my FitBit again, and take 10,000 steps. I will take my son to the kids club at the gym, and avail myself of the […]

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Looking for Kylie Jenner?

You found the original Life of Kylie instead!¬† You might find a bit more reality around here: I write about things that will make you Laugh, Think, and Cry. Here’s a little sampler of what you’ll find. I wore red at my (second) wedding–seemed appropriate for a shamelessly knocked-up bride. My husband recently discovered an […]

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On Belonging

I had promised myself I wouldn’t cry at this reunion. In one of the few photos from our fifth college reunion, we’re all smiling: former roommates, wingies, best friends. I’m the only one in the group whose red, puffy eyes and tentative smile are giveaways of the tears I’d just wiped away prior to the […]

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Stories

When I was young and kept a diary–haphazardly–I felt compelled to explain my long absences to my readers. Not that my diary had any actual readers, other than my mom and siblings. And I’m even sure about them. Yet, filled with youthful delusions of my future grandeur, I felt that I was writing for posterity, […]

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