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Daily rituals

I’ve been thinking a lot about Elizabeth Holmes‘s self-imposed daily schedule. The reporting around it seems to imply that it’s crazy, too rigid, but this is the same exacting schedule that every “successful” celebrity publishes. “Michelle Obama rises at 4:30 a.m. to workout!” (P.S.…

January 10, 2022
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Always Starting Over

Music and movement. These are the twin pillars of purpose and pleasure that structure and support a meaningful and bearable life for me. To be honest, I’m probably touched a little with the ADD; I flounder without a focus. Music and movement are how…

January 30, 2021

Kiss my grits, Kismet

I stopped believing in the idea of “soul mates” a long time ago. Don’t get me wrong — the romantic in me loves this concept, especially the old Platonic theory of split souls, but it’s just so . . . restrictive. How can there…

April 19, 2013

Something’s coming

I can feel it coming. I get this way every time I know I’m about to move. Sometimes it happens before I even get settled because I know I’ll only be there for a finite amount of time. It’s terrible really. I don’t know…

January 23, 2013
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I was a totally lazy POS yesterday who stayed in her pajamas all day watching the presidential inauguration. My favorite moments of the day included Al Roker and pretty much anything James Taylor sang or said. Brian Williams is a huge fan of JT…

January 22, 2013