None of us are Alone

None of us are Alone

One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1997 Sci-Fi drama “Contact,” starring Jodie Foster (batting my eyelashes in swoon!) and Matthew McConaughey (Okayyyy, equally swoon-worthy!). The film follows a scientist named Dr. Arroway, a supremely pragmatic woman...
Let them eat cake.

Let them eat cake.

I’ve spent the last few days since Election-geddon in a vodka-induced coma. I know, really productive, Am. Ok, I’m being a little dramatic. I’ve also been hugging people… a lot. And sending sad memes to friends. On election Tuesday I was skipping around my natural...
I suppose I’m a little sad.

I suppose I’m a little sad.

When I was just wee tot — always wanted to start a sentence that way — I had several hideouts; spaces and places where no one could find me. Growing up in the lush, dense forests of Western New York provided ample options for magical disappearing acts. I’d wake up...
Throwing a very un-merry Birthday

Throwing a very un-merry Birthday

Call in the mad hatter: Last month under the full moon in Pisces (September 16th) marked my very merry un-birthday, the mid-point of the year on a quest towards my 32nd year. Although I’ve been honored with parties and dinners hosted by loved ones and friends, I don’t...

Herbs, Meridians, and Midwifery (oh my!)

Just a dash of a holistic health pilgrimage “Stick out your tongue,” she said with levity and bit of laughter. My eyes rolled up to the ceiling, embarrassed to catch her gaze in such an awkward pose. Was it brown from the Saturday morning latte I just sucked down...
Yes, I’m a feminist.

Yes, I’m a feminist.

In the heat of the summer of 2005, at the peak of the Jewish settlement withdrawal from Gaza in Israel, I boarded a plane out of Toronto with my mother to Jerusalem. Planes, trains, automobiles. Like any summer, it was sticky and muggy on the East Coast, and...