Waiting (for Life)

When I was young, I was waiting to grow up.  That included waiting for the milestones:  turning 13 years old…

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Seeing Ourselves in Others

Like me, you’ve probably come across the universal wisdom that the people who irritate us the most are expressing qualities…

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Why Isn’t This Common Knowledge for Alcoholics?

I grew up with alcoholic grandparents.  My parents drank regularly.  My sister swore off alcohol altogether.  I drank in an…

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Love as Status or Reward

I’ve been listening to Lindy West reading her book Shrill:  Notes from a Loud Woman,  “Being fat, happy and in…

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