According to my insurance company, I have no value. My children are grown and my husband will no longer need to replace me with a nanny, so I am not worth insuring. I am worthless. I feel worthless, based on the way we assign value in our society. I am a 58 year old woman […]
Saturday night I was supposed to attend my High School 40th Reunion. I was looking forward to it for months. There were many people I was excited to see. But I chickened out. Instead, I spent the night wondering why I couldn’t bring myself to go to the event. The four years I spent in […]
Experiments Mostly failed Unfinished, uncooked, unappetizing and ugly Every Passover, another try at something new Untested Bravely tasted I teased and tormented and begged Please, no more Today I cooked two of her recipes.
Rape. The word, at least for me, calls up horrific images of sexual assault. So when a good friend used the word ‘rape’ in a Facebook post to describe a political situation, I commented that victims of sexual assault might take offense, that when the word is used in a context in which no one […]
Who needs a bunch of old high school and college acquaintances finding them on Facebook? Who needs relative strangers sharing their deepest thoughts? Who needs Facebook? It turns out, I do. The first third of my adult life was awesome. I had a series of great jobs as I built my dream career. I became […]