The Exes Gap

Not everyone is aware of this about me, but I used to be married. I was with my ex for seven years in total before we split up, living together for five of them.  Unsurprisingly, during the time that we were together, I would have listed him as the person that I was closest to, … [Read more…]

Pack With Me

Like many folks, I like to watch YouTube. And, as with any platform, there are trends. One of the trends amongst YouTube’s cool kids is to do Pack With Me videos, where they show you what they pack for a weekend or their travel makeup kit, etc. I’ve been watching a few of these.  Last … [Read more…]

Learning To Understand Yourself

I just spent the better part of a week on a work trip. When I left, I was in a sour mood. I had had too much of a great weekend. I don’t just mean too much to drink, but too much intense human interaction: a four-hour-long dinner, multiple parties, impromptu drinks. I was just … [Read more…]

A Story Is Born

It all starts with an email: “Brexit will become official this coming week. What happens to the U.K. cases pending before the ECJ once Britain is no longer part of the EU? Might make a good analysis piece.” One of the editors I work with has a great idea. This comes in late on Friday … [Read more…]

Grievances

I’ve started The Artist’s Way, to help me write more, which is one of my 2020 resolutions. It’s a self-help book, first published in 1992, which is supposed to people with “artistic creative recovery.” It’s written by a spiritual Christian lady who is also a recovering alcoholic so, to be honest, I’m having a difficult … [Read more…]