(I got this piece published in Elephant Journal today, but they edited it badly and I think the original piece is much better. So I’m posting it here)
I was thinking about a new relationship in my life. Something was missing, and it was bothering me. I didn’t feel cherished or [...]
I just came back from Burning Man. But this isn’t a post about that. While there, a love relationship imploded and died. But this isn’t even a post about that. This is a post about looking out for one another.
In the death throes of this relationship, and [...]
I think I’m having a breakdown. Or a crisis of faith, except I’m not religious. I grew up in Berkeley, went to a Montessori school, and went to college at Humboldt State. Hippie is in my blood. I’m hippie the way an adult is hippie: I hold down a job, I have a mortgage, [...]
It’s that day. The day when single people who think about such things, or even some of us who pretend we don’t, grumble and gripe and pretend to be cynical about love, and those of us in relationships that aren’t perfect do the same.
I wonder if there are more fights between [...]
I love apocalypses. Apocalypsii? There’s something about them. Even though 99% of the people in my social and media circle are talking about this latest apocalypse with tongue firmly in cheek, I find these end-of-the-world scenarios fascinating. The best one was in May, 2011, when I had taken a monthlong [...]
I have this bottle of wine. It’s a pinot noir I bought for $40 a few years back when a friend and I were wine tasting in Napa. It’s the most I’ve ever spent on a bottle of wine, which is probably what wineries count on during wine tastings. It’s [...]
For a few months about a year ago, I was really truly happy. I felt creative, I felt happy to have finally let go of a bad relationship, I felt strong, beautiful, and full of life. Then I met someone and we started dating, and things felt juicy, exciting, and invigorating. It was [...]
I’ve been thinking about this term, heartbreak, recently, as I struggle with the knowledge that a dear, tender, special and much-hoped-for relationship is not working out the way I would have chosen. I’ve been heartbroken often in my life, because I’ve chosen, over and over again, to open my heart to people [...]
It’s already almost April and my goal of writing or publishing a blog post at least every other week has seemingly gone by the wayside. I could rationalize this in any number of ways. My life has changed significantly since I had the idea of publishing this blog, but [...]
Of all the holidays throughout the year, New Year’s is the only one that really resonates with me. There’s something so tender and bright about it, something so hopeful in peoples’ energy, something liminal in the way the light falls. Even though we all know that the concept of [...]
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