I’m one of the lucky ones who doesn’t know anyone affected by the 9/11 tragedy. It’s hard to believe that it was 12 years ago. I’m one of the lucky ones who doesn’t know anyone affected by the Marathon bombings. It’s hard to believe that it was almost five months ago. People whose lives […]

I’m Walking Because I’m Pissed

  I’ve done a few walks before. A few years ago, I participated in a walk on World Water Day, to raise awareness about the fact that hundreds of millions of people don’t have access to clean water. And for the past few years, I’ve participated in a walk for animals, raising funds for the […]

Olive: Spring 2013 Study

  Having just spent months at home lying in bed with a headache, I shared a bit of quality time with Olive. She really does sleep 80 percent of the time. About 50 percent of the time, she’s curled up in a ball on my bed. About 30 percent of the time, she is sleeping […]

Lessons Learned

  I’ve been out of commission for two months now. It has felt like eternity at times. But finally, the big “pause” button on my life is lifting. I would say I’m at 70–80% capacity. I’ll know when I’m at 100% when I can drink again, attend concerts again, talk with friends for hours again…when […]

Deadline Extension

My birthday is less than a month away…and I am still not fully recovered. So I will be giving myself a healthy deadline extension for the birthday list. End of the summer? I think I have about 20 things left to do. The big lesson I’ve learned in the past five weeks or so is: […]