Hi friends–you can now find my writing over at Medium. There are a few reasons for this; this story was one of them, though shortly after it was published, WordPress was good enough to ban the sort of blogs in question. But the other reason is that these days, Medium seems to be the place to be doing the sort of short-form writing that I do, and if there’s anything I like, it’s following the trend. So come see me over there!
Often when I am stuck at an airport, I make use of a massage chair. You know the ones–you insert your credit card, lean back, and are treated to a certain number of minutes being mechanically thumped and kneaded. Some chairs, like one I used during a layover in Paris, have a sort of roof […]
Abbi Waxman’s Other People’s Houses is a novel built on the premise that you never really know what’s going on with your neighbors, even in a peaceful, affluent L.A. neighborhood. Despite the charming, precocious children and manicured lawns and high-end minivans, things are not always what they seem. People have affairs, drink too much, say […]
Hi, I’m thirty and I don’t know what I’m doing with my life! I don’t feel chill about it! Let me rewind a bit. Right now, my husband is in the middle of nursing school and I work to support both of us. This is an exciting time for us, or at least I’ve been […]
One of the most extraordinary moments in the pilot episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is when our hero, Miriam Maisel, and her husband of four years, Joel, kiss goodnight and crawl chastely into bed. Miriam (or “Midge” as she is often called, though I’d rather not), waits until Joel is asleep, at which point […]
I am a woman with a friend named Helen. Helen is a fan of email forwards. She sends me an astonishing photograph of a long line of Canadian Mounties standing shoulder to shoulder on one of those rickety hanging bridges over a ravine and muses, in all caps, whether the Mounties were allowed to choose […]
As the anniversary of last year’s election draws near, I’ve been getting nervous. Annual milestones are a big thing for me, in general, and I find myself feeling sad and apprehensive and quietly shocked that it’s been this long, while in another sense it’s been so much longer. I’m in this odd space between hope […]
Remember the good old days, when you were 16 and your body was weird and your parents were idiots? I definitely knew everything back then and was pretty sure I was the first person to think that normal social conventions were for SHEEP, not me! Here are some of the opinions I held that, thankfully, […]
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Okay, TECHNICALLY Royal Pains was over in the summer of 2016, but I have always watched it on Netflix when the season becomes available a year later, so I’m just now catching up. Royal Pains, if you don’t know, is a medical dramedy on USA that ran for eight summer seasons. It’s an easy show […]