I fell into bed. Knees aching, head sore from where I had smacked it on the pavement earlier in the day. I had no idea how I was going to make it through another day of this. I could just give up. No need to put my body through this. ...more
On January 7th, 2015 the world froze in terror as reports of the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris came to light. Three gunmen, enraged at the satirical magazine's various depictions of Islam in their publications, took their revenge and murdered twelve people. In the days since the world has spoken from either side of the controversy. For many, this killing was not only an attack on innocent people but an attack on freedom of speech and journalism as a whole....more
Johnny Depp, who really should call me, once said normal people are the most fascinating people, because he finds them the weirdest of all. I completely agree with that, which incidentally means Johnny Depp and I should mate, often and ardently, and did I mention he really should call me?
I’m not going to live forever. You might be reading this and thinking “duh,” but those six words are hard to type. Like many people, I don’t like to think about my own mortality. It’s funny how we’re so reluctant to think about death because nobody lives forever … unless you’re a Cullen....more
It's January, and you're revved on resolutions, right? You're going to get organized and save money and be green and not buy anything off the clearance rack! I applaud you, inspired person! Let my mistakes be your helping guide....more
I've been thinking the last few days about those very early days of learning we will have a life without children. First, infertility, then childlessness. I remember those days, even though they were many years ago. I felt as if I had been slammed into a brick wall.
When I was in journalism school, I had a professor who told us that whatever we did as journalists, we always had to be honest and play by our profession’s ethics. But more importantly, he told us, we had to play by our own personal ethics. The media has the power to make or break someone’s career. Words written in the media, much like words written on the Internet, last forever. Whatever we did, we needed to act with integrity....more