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Month: May 2017

Just Show Up: What I’ve Learned About Friendship

We’re coming up on my 10 year college reunion, which makes me feel like a really fortunate, well-educated dinosaur. Other things that happened 10 years ago: Britney’s buzz cut, the debut of the first iPhone, and the Spice Girls Reunion Read more…


Resting Helpful Face: Philly Work Trip Part II

You don’t need to have read Work Trip Part I before reading Part II. If you’ve been following along you know darn well that my writing has no logical rhyme or reason. But if you did read Part I you’re the Read more…


Writing While Hungry: Philly Knows Pretzels

I took a work trip to Philadelphia for a couple days last week and there were two non-work related takeaways. 1. Flying without kids after flying with kids is super weird. I had so many hands… what was I supposed to Read more…


36 Questions That Lead to Love (And Lava Cake)

If you listen to the Modern Love podcast you may be familiar with the 36 Questions That Lead to Love. Pretty interesting concept and made for a really great New York Times essay turned podcast episode. Basically the idea is that Read more…


You Gotta Get Good Egress: Lessons From a Master Football Tailgater

Chuck’s Football Foresight I like to claim that my dad is single-handedly responsible for the New England Patriots’ dynasty. A Giants fan born and raised, Pop decided to make the switch and buy Patriots season tickets when we moved to Read more…


A Merm By Any Other Name

I call my mom “Merm” and we can probably all agree that’s a little weird. You don’t hear a lot of “Merm” out on the playground. But I have my reasons. Growing up, we had family friends with a boy Read more…


Pumping Iron: A Cautionary Tale

One night at my parents’ house. That’s all it took. I was doing just fine and then BAM, all of a sudden I’m ironing again. I’ve Got Wrinkles, They’re Multiplying It’s been several years since I’ve spoken to my iron. Read more…


There Are Three: How Miscarriage Broke My Heart and Gave Me Everything

Finding hope after recurrent miscarriage

Three years ago during the week leading up to Mother’s Day there were three reasons that I wanted to hide away from the world. Three reasons that I didn’t want to walk into a store with rows of Mother’s Day Read more…


The Longest Bocce Tournament Known to Mankind

Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friend I recently spent the weekend with my best friend in Pennsylvania. And if you haven’t spent a weekend hanging out with Kel you really should. It’s good for your soul. Or I Read more…