When Breath Becomes Air

I need to start cataloguing my good reads because I so frequently forget the great books I’ve read. So first up: “You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.” When Breath Becomes Air. I’d been meaning to read this book since it came out. It is the, for lack of a better phrase, life philosophy … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air

Blood Orange Cardamom Cake

I’m in super nest-y, hibernation mode. Sophie may have pulled a muscle, and until we get her checked out by a vet, we’ve been taking it slowwwww. As in chilly mornings, wrapped up in a blanket, sipping on lavender lattes (for me) and crunching on glucosamine dog biscuits (for her) while Bowie wreaks havoc, tearing socks out of dirty laundry baskets. And I’ve been stockpiling … Continue reading Blood Orange Cardamom Cake

The Hipster’s Guide to San Diego

Slowly recuperating/getting fired up post-inauguration. It hit me a lot harder than I expected, and I knew it was going to hit hard. We’re pushing the podcast forward, I’m joining a feminist book club, I’d like to host a pop-up fundraiser dinner for the ACLU and I’ve been doing some pro-bono legal work. None of this seems like enough, but I’ll keep pushing. The break … Continue reading The Hipster’s Guide to San Diego

The Great Social Media Detox

I made my roommates change all my social media passwords. If they wind up dead, it was for a noble cause. The goal? 21 days without Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook. Why? I’m bloody bored by it. Yet, I spend hours scrolling through my newsfeed of Trump accountability and Trump parodies; photos with the same filter; non-sensical tweets; and a barrage of Kardashian that not … Continue reading The Great Social Media Detox

Champagne Vanilla Cake!

I’ve been on a baking spree, which I hope continues into the New Year and perhaps, by some miracle, does not continue onto my waistline. But the weather has been dreary and drizzly, perfect for blasting the oven and listening to the Daughter Spotify Radio Station. I baked a modified version of this recipe, using prosecco rather than pink champagne, no food coloring, and of … Continue reading Champagne Vanilla Cake!


I am sitting here absolutely gobsmacked. So completely and utterly in shock, because despite this past tumultuous year, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. Context: Every year, around this time, I answer 25 questions about how my year has gone. I unpack the turmoil, the growth, the happy memories, the tears, the sunshine and balmy evenings, the cuddles and the brunches. Then I come to some major epiphany … Continue reading #IExistAsIAmThatIsEnough

My Commitment to President Trump and to the American People

Usually this blog is my casual and creative outlet. Today, I use it to mourn. I couldn’t sleep last night. I tossed and turned, so heartbroken and disappointed by the acceptance of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, homophobia and even sexual assault. I felt the rising panic and the bile in my throat regarding the Pandora’s Box we’ve opened. When I finally woke up this morning, headache-y … Continue reading My Commitment to President Trump and to the American People