joules

I’m a 44 something Scorpio who does not at all enjoy getting caught in the rain. I’m a mom to one whirling dervish, a former child and family therapist and reformed social worker. I have fought the monsters called Depression and Addiction for a lifetime. I want to be a part of the kindness movement. I want to be honest and real, sharing my struggles and successes on my path with others navigating their own. I want to lift up other women and be uplifted by them. I want to honor the bits between right and wrong, black and white – the grays, the ish. The place where life is actually lived.

Read Along Readathon

I’m joining Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon today as my bests have taken my child for a goodly part of the day and my grumpy husband has agreed (non-verbally) to pick up the slack thereafter.  This challenge seems like a perfect match for me and a way to get a little pep back in this hobbled step. I can’t promise I… Read more →

Book {ish} – Scribd: A Love Affair

I like big books.  I like little books.  I like comic books.  I like audiobooks.  I like books, y’all. After resisting the e-reading phenomenon as hard as I resisted CD’s(so long, so old, get off my lawn, diabeetus) and then trying(and loathing) to read on an iPad(srsly, the WORST), I allowed my husband to talk me into getting a Kindle… Read more →

Friday Faver – NYC

 Twin towers   H&H bagels Magnolia Bakery pastel colored, vanilla buttercream cupcakes.  People watching in Washington Square in fall.  Channa roti from India House in Park Slope.  Bodegas.  Bodega cats.  The Union Square holiday market.  The warm puff from the subway doors on a blustery winter night.  Midtown Comics.  Goodfellas pizza.  The strangers that help carry kids in strollers up… Read more →

You Are Necessary 

    You are a rare and beautiful creature and there will never, ever be anyone else just like you.  I have been there. Often. It’s hard and it’s terrifying, but it doesn’t last forever. It gets better.  The bravest thing is to keep living when you really want to be done. Be brave. Keep on. Reach out. You are necessary. … Read more →

Friday Faver – Week the One

I’m into stuff. Also, junk. Occasionally, things. Oftentimes, occasions. I also dig people, places, things. Oh, I said things?  Well, these are these other kind of things. Here are the kind of things I dug this week.  Booky book – The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken Oh man. This book was so good. There was sobbing, there was wrenching of… Read more →

The Old Gray Mare

Blogging ain’t what it used to be.  Even way back in aught nine when I started, it was too late for what I wanted it to be.  I’m typically an early adopter, but that’s slipping away from me as I grow older and more calcified and as the form of entertainment and culture continues to morph and transform like a… Read more →