For many of us of a certain age, the midlife crisis is a source of tired jokes and stereotypes. We think about sports cars and younger women, drastically changing our appearance or just plain running away. I've often ribbed my husband, telling him he can't have a midlife-crisis car because we had a midlife baby instead.
Sometime around the end of 2008/ beginning 2009 I found myself in the minivan in the garage of my beautiful home with a big pregnant belly, a daughter who was around a year and a half old, and a son who was three and a half. My husband was at work and I was trying to figure out the logistics of killing myself....more
That’s right, being a drunk is fun, you get to meet all these great people at the bar. You hang out with them, you love them, they become part of your life. If you don’t see them, you miss them, more than the booze. I’m not an alcoholic for the beer, the bar is where my friends are. The people I love. The people that get me through good and bad times. The people that give me silly ideas, thoughtful comments and insight....more
In today's over-prescribed, oversized yet undernourished society, we often find ourselves plagued with inexplicable ailments. I'm not talking about the hot-flash-weight-gain-tender-breast-migraine symptoms of perimenopause and menopause....more
First of all, let me publicly acknowledge that I am as fucking random as the day is long. Like totally. I’m the equivalent of a human non sequitur in my own life…it’s just how I roll, dude. I could attempt to connect the dots but it may or may not form a coherent picture to myself let alone anyone else so I don’t even try anymore. If you love me anyway, awesome possum! and if you’re simply confounded, join the club. ...more
“The Greatest Wonder of All”: This Human Condition It was a typical Kolkata winter morning. The tropical sun gazed lazily across the rooftops, a balmy 60s breeze sent most locals scurrying for their woolens, and the city haze hung over the morning mist with welcoming familiarity. It was just like every time I come home from the other side of the world. Only something was different this visit. ...more