Susan Orlins

    I am author of the blog CONFESSIONS OF A... read more

Susan Orlins

Bio

    I am author of the blog CONFESSIONS OF A WORRYWART:
    MEDITATIONS ON ALL THAT COULD GO WRONG, which you can visit and subscribe to at www.confessionsofaworrywart.com. You can also check out my articles on Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/?country=US) and Home Goes Strong (http://home.lifegoesstrong.com/susan-orlins).
    In addition to my roles of worrywart, writer and mother, I identify most strongly as a bicycle rider. But don’t mistake me for a sleek, zippy cyclist hunched over racing-style handlebars. I am none of that. Rather, I plod along high and upright, arms spread wide, more Mary Poppins than Lance Armstrong.
    As for writing, my personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Pennsylvania Gazette, and The Washington Post Magazine. After adopting an infant in China in 1986, I wrote a letter home that appears in Womens Letters: from the Revolutionary War to the Present. I am wan an associate editor at Moment Magazine where I have written about the Chinese perceptions of Jews as well as about people searching for their Jewish gangster roots. I received a Rockower Award for my profile of sociolinguist Deborah Tannen.
    Worrywarts can be versatile, so my blog may cast a wide net. For instance, musings about fears, obsessions and stuff that creeps me out (e.g., worry’s cousins) are likely to seep into my writing. My first post, TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG will give you an idea of my worrying style. And “WHITE GIRL WORRIES” addresses my, well, worry that I will appear frivolous and insensitive to those with real worries.
    I am the divorced mother of three daughters in their twenties, who—being the joys and pride of my life—are what I worry about most. I live in Washington, D.C. with my aging beagle-bassett, Casey, about whom I also worry.