Our shared humanity pretty much knocks my socks off, but I see it less in life’s big moments–weddings, birthdays, graduations–than in its small ones. Like, while looking for people sleeping in a parking lot at 4:00 a.m. Or in confronting a rather unpleasant experience in a biopsy suite at a medical facility. Or in a mother-daughter afternoon spent floating in dark, salty wetness.
My work has appeared in The Washington Post (op-ed, Solo-ish), The Huffington Post, Mamalode.com, Mom.Me in a piece entitled “To the Parents Who Give their Kids iPads in Restaurants” that apparently ticked off the whole internet–ironically for an editor-added line I didn’t authorize–and Dogs Today UK (here and here). And oh, hey! Blogher.com named me a 2017 “Voice of the Year” for this piece on gender pronouns.
For a moment of inspiration, check out the time I found a secret message in a package from a stranger: a modern message in a bottle for the Trump Era, first published in WritersResist.com.
For a moment of loving sadness, check out the final of three pieces in Dogs Today on the inevitable death of my beloved but elderly dog: Chronicle of a (Dog) Death Foretold.
For some reassurance about raising teens, try You’re Not Raising a Brat. Promise. (YourTeenMag.com).