Date Archives January 2011

Here comes trouble: Some wisdom from my future self

I’ve made an important life decision: I want to be very, very much trouble until the day I die. I think I can pull it off, too. In fact, I don’t even think it’ll take a lot of effort. All I need to do is NOT try to NOT be trouble and there I am. Easy enough. I pulled a book off my shelf the other day because I wanted to lend it to a friend. It’s called Talk and it’s by the NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg (published in ’93… Read More

Can’t we all just get along? 10 guidelines for a peaceful divorce

I wish there was a river I could skate away on … Yep, that old Joni Mitchell song was the very first Christmas tune that I heard this holiday season and I can’t tell you how many times that line ran through my head over the following weeks. My goal for the holiday season this year was to be like a stone skipping across the water. I wanted to be aerodynamic — get as far as I could before I hit the water. And after I hit, I wanted to… Read More