Beards and a chance to hide yourself

Like everyone, I am partial to having really weird thoughts.  Earlier this week, I thought: I really like being a lady, but I kind of wish I could have a beard. Beards via Style has never been something super important to me, but lately I’ve been thinking about what do I *like* wearing, what makesContinue reading “Beards and a chance to hide yourself”

Grieving, in-process

My mom died on January 10th. I guess you could say that means I’m in the process of grieving. Grieving looks different from how I imagined it. I am not immobile in my bed. I am not bursting into tears at inopportune times.  My eyes well up when I talk about my mom. I don’t likeContinue reading “Grieving, in-process”

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison This book was really powerful for me. It’s a series of essays that starts with the author describing her experience as a Medical Actor – someone who plays a patient with a script of symptoms and issues that a doctor in training must then diagnose. It continues on toContinue reading “The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison”

What I’ve written lately

3 Amazon Echo features that will blow your mind, and 5 it still needs Mark became a beta tester for the Amazon Echo, so I wrote up a review of what I liked and didn’t like about it. 16 Cheryl Strayed quotes that will make you want to tackle the motherfucking shit out of life (err…Continue reading “What I’ve written lately”

Things I’ve written lately

I worked with the design team at SheKnows to create these awesome pumpkin carving templates: Pop culture pumpkin carving templates only adults can appreciate I was asked to share my “love story” – a phrase I have never used without sarcasm regarding my marriage: I got married at 17 to a man I met inContinue reading “Things I’ve written lately”