A high school softball and baseball coach once told me his opinion on the difference between coaching boys' teams and girls' teams: "When boys play well, they feel good. When girls feel good, they play well." Right now, I feel like I'm on the girls team. It's just one of those nights when I don't … Continue reading Can I get a reset button, please?
I gave a friend a haircut today. It's amazing how 6 inches and new bangs can really throw a person into a existential turmoil! I tried to be as supportive as possible because, believe me, I get it! It's so weird being a human. I've often felt confused by this mass of flesh I inhabit. What … Continue reading Why am I in this body?
I have been burning the candle at both ends lately. I'm on my fourth week of no days off and that run culminates with a big event I'm holding tonight (check it out on livestream here!) I have a checklist running through my brain and I am aware of a buzzy feeling pulsing, rising and … Continue reading How does one get through a day like this?
This past weekend, Leo and I were asked if our house would take in someone who was in need of a place to stay until they could get onto their feet after a rough time. After a bit of discussion with housemates, we said yes. We're lucky enough to have a big downstairs common room … Continue reading How can I help?
You know what Leo said to me the other day? "You like learning more than you like knowing." Truer words have never been spoken to me! It's like the cookie dough I made today. Making the dough is so much fun - like being a mad scientist in a lab, a sprinkle of this, a … Continue reading What’s the plan, Stan?
Every Sunday morning, I wrench myself out of bed two hours earlier than I normally have to get up to travel for an hour to the Upper East Side, where I work at an Episcopal church, singing Sunday School songs with little kids. I'm always surprised at how full the trains are that early on … Continue reading Isn’t this supposed to be a day of rest?
I thought about this blog from last night and realized that it was essentially a blog written in third person, devoid of the rich details that make a story really come alive. So, I'd like to attempt a rewrite! She ordered a beer and a fried chicken sandwich. The server took her order, oblivious to … Continue reading What’s your story? Version 2
I read a lot. Mostly, I read nonfiction, due to my practically insatiable curiosity. I love learning and discovering and I believe that curiosity has probably been the greatest driving force in my life. But, in the past few months, that curiosity dried up and processing all of these lofty ideas felt like eating cardboard. … Continue reading What’s your story?
Tonight, I had dinner with an old co-worker. We haven't seen each other in about six months and it felt so good to reconnect, as it often goes with these types of dinners. We reminisced and gossiped a little about our mutual work friends, laughing about all of the interesting characters you meet working in … Continue reading What are we so afraid of?
I just read this article about a Republican House Representative who is the co-sponsor of a bill stripping transgender people of the right to use a public bathroom that matches with their gender identity. This man, Jeremy Durham, has had at least 34 sexual harassment complaints filed against him, so many that his office has been moved … Continue reading How does darkness become light?