Musings


Happy Holidays 2023

Happy Holidays 2023

Happy Holidays to you and yours! I’m on a couple-day break as I gear up for (hopefully!) the final edit of Fallen Spirits before it goes off for a copy edit and proof, so I wanted to take a minute and wish you a wonderful holiday season. As 2023 begins to wind down,...
Becoming an Inner Activist

Becoming an Inner Activist

As the pandemic descended around us, I stopped running and took stock in my life and priorities. I also had the good fortune of having a long-term consulting gig at a movie company end at nearly the same time, so I was free to figure out my next life steps. I realized...
The Positive Force of Reconnection

The Positive Force of Reconnection

(Image by stock_colors from Getty Images Signature for Canva Pro)  I guess I can admit it now. I was broken and bitter when I left New York two and a half years ago. I’d been in the throes of menopause but didn’t know it for many years. Perimenopause, to...
Down with Covid. Up with a Reset!

Down with Covid. Up with a Reset!

I’m a little late to the pandemic, but I’m currently recovering from a nasty bout of covid. It’s been over two weeks since I started feeling ill, and I’ll admit, about five days were scary and beyond exhausting. But I’m on the mend. Still...
An Ode to Bruce Springsteen

An Ode to Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (© benhoudijk for Deposit Photos) December 1980. I was 19 years old, at university, and writing a philosophy term paper. My father phoned in the middle of his football game to tell me that John Lennon had just been shot. He died not long after. My...
Looking Back to Move Forward

Looking Back to Move Forward

At the end of 2021, I closed my nonprofit, Change Food. I thought I’d continue consulting and working in some aspect of healthy food advocacy as I wrote fiction. The universe had other plans. In early spring, a friend (Kri) reconnected after fifteen or so years to say...