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Letting It All Hang Out: How I Made Peace With My Small Boobs

07.18.2011
Last January, I stopped wearing a bra. I haven't put one back on since.
My Favorite Ant

My Favorite Ant

07.14.2011
We met over anthill in a field between our two back yards. I came out of my back gate to find a little girl exactly my size standing there,...
Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

07.25.2011
Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there...
Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

07.20.2011
Jamie and I had so much fun. We talked all the time, made rice sandboxes in which we hunted for pennies, did finger painting, explored...

Confronting My Rapist

07.19.2011
It takes a strong person to confront their rapist. Sometimes it is unavoidable.
In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

08. 1.2011
My sister and I sat with my grandmother while she lay dying a few months ago. Against her pale skin, freckled and dotted with beauty marks,...
What Are You, Barren?

What Are You, Barren?

07.13.2011
Sausalito comes from the Spanish and means "small willow grove." It's a touristy little town on San Francisco Bay, but still beautiful....
I Asked My Daughter To Blog About Me. It Already Stings

I Asked My Daughter To Blog About Me. It Already Stings

06.16.2011
I tried to give my daughter the childhood and the mother I longed for, having grown up in turbulent circumstances. But there were challenges....
Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

06.13.2011
Around the time I turned 40, I went to see a therapist. My mother had recently died. My little boy had been seriously ill, and I found...

Go Gray and Go for Broke

06. 7.2011
Will there be a gray revolution? Will women finally believe that they can go "au naturel" at no cost? Perhaps we need more big players...
The Festival Is Over in Spoleto

The Festival Is Over in Spoleto

07.24.2014
It is quiet again here in Spoleto, and that feels so good. The Festival Dei 2Mondi (Festival of 2 Worlds) ended with a glorious Final Concert...

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

07.23.2014
I love arts festivals, especially the opportunity to see so many new and interesting and challenging performances, and the Spoleto Festival...
I Love Kids, But I Don't Want To Be A Mom

I Love Kids, But I Don't Want To Be A Mom

07.22.2014
I absolutely adore children. Or rather, I adore them as long as I can escape from them at the end of the day. And I think that is perfectly...
On 'Coming Out' As An Alcoholic

On 'Coming Out' As An Alcoholic

07.18.2014
When describing myself list-wise, alcoholic would probably come after writer, wife, activist, mom etc; but I am still, and in a very public...