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Apologies to Menopause Mavens Everywhere

I’m at the age where it feels natural to take stock of my life and sort out the decisions and people I likely wouldn’t do over again if I had the chance. I also feel like it’s time to forgive myself for the bonkers way I conducted myself once upon a time or two. It’s appropriate to start with how I treated women of a certain age when I was between 18 and 24 years old. In other words, I’m sorry for mentally rolling my eyes at the menopausal mavens who found it necessary to take college classes … [Read More...]

I Did a Work Thing

In late 2022, I did something seemingly stupid and brilliant. Since then, it’s come to my attention that only a select few people understand my decision. I know right away who these understanders are because halfway through my first sentence of explanation, they nod, cut me off, and say something like, “I get it, I get it. I’m the same way.” My reaction to the understanders is always the same. “I heard you have an office now. How come?” “Well, I’ve been working from home since 2009, and I … [Read More...]

New Rule: There Are No Rules

At 5:15 p.m. on a recent Monday, my husband asked me, “What time is dinner?” For some reason, it struck me as odd. After all, it’s a question that’s been asked one fucktrillion times in this house, though less often now that we are barren. I generally have an answer that satisfies his need to associate all things with numbers. But not this time. Suddenly, my life flashed before my eyes. Well, at least the last four years since the final Great Migration. I was lost in thought. He asked the … [Read More...]

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