I have a problem with perfection.  This isn’t news, of course, I’ve been perfecting my perfectionism for years – decades, in fact.  Different manifestations, different modes of measure, but perfection nonetheless.  I was the perfect Tween Theater Troupe Cinderella turned perfect Teen Greek Debutante turned perfect Rhodes Scholar in Training turned perfect, truly perfect, Fuck Everyone Late Blooming Rebel.  Through all these various iterations of … Continue reading (Im)Perfect

Packing Tips from Toddlers

Dear Friends, I am on vacation.  Real vacation.  As in, sitting at the beach, drinking beer before noon, baring my belly to the elements vacation.  (While hacking away at my never-finished-masters-thesis in quiet moments, of course, but vacation nonetheless). So as much as I miss talking to you all, I’ve decided to take the week off.  I’ve got lots of posts all bottled up in … Continue reading Packing Tips from Toddlers

Something Different

I like to write about myself.  I like watching other people, learning from other people, I like interpreting their actions and projecting their emotions.  But at the end of the day when I’m alone with the page, it’s me that I always end up putting into words.  I made some (horrible, embarrassing, awful, wish I never wrote it) attempts at fiction and criticism during my … Continue reading Something Different

Moms Don’t Get Vacations

I took some time off from work this week, with a three-pronged goal of preparing for my new job, finishing my (second) master’s thesis and enjoying some bit of relaxation and/or celebration as a (mostly) free birthday gift to myself . I had everything planned for the perfect week.  My husband was leaving town Friday for a five day/four night shoot in Mt. Whitney, which meant … Continue reading Moms Don’t Get Vacations