Category / Career path

September 3, 2013

Money Matters

Amongst taboo topics: money. Listening to Oliver wonder why we shouldn’t talk about our savings and earnings I understand his confusion. I liken it to gender and race, explaining that we shouldn’t categorize people based on facts that they can’t control. He rebuts that we can control how much money we have. I answer that like everything else that is complicated. I mean it is public record that our house is on the market for 1.5 ish million. Like many things I share more about my personal Read more […]

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July 28, 2013


We need another word. Because people under 40 shouldn’t be allowed to publish memoirs unless they are terminally ill. An incredible comedy writer says that people under 40 shouldn’t be allowed to write satires. I will leave that to him, because I know little about that, but the concept is the same. Live it first, retell and mock it later. This week I spent a load of time with British soccer coaches with an age range of 22-22. Put a beer (or six) in their hand and they say the same thing. They Read more […]

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June 18, 2013

Moving on over

The pile of plastic bins gather rainwater on the front stoop. They have been packed and emptied but didn’t quite make it back inside to repeat the cycle. The Young scientist inspects our rainfall. “That’s a lot of rain.” I’m focused on the renewal properties of rain now, ignoring the mud and the grey since I am in my two good weeks, and optimism comes easily. It was challenged a bit this morning, driving in to meet Ed to trade lunch for a blog transport. Chatting with my mom on the phone she Read more […]

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February 11, 2013

Office- ial

New office! Its exciting. If you are local stop by 29 Harbor Rd and check out the digs. Design books, fabric samples, and more. 29 Harbor Rd Shelburne. Read more […]

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August 1, 2012

Risky Business

In college I took a course called Hard Choices with the late, great Ed Beiser ( RI supreme court expert, and court appointed something important in the Van Bulow trial made famous by Jeremy Irons). He was already headed down hill when I got there, but as a colleague of my mothers and unofficial keeper of the jews at Brown he took a special interest in me. Despite my admiration of his style and tenacity I was unimpressed by the class. It seemed he was trying to introduce us to the radical idea of Read more […]

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June 13, 2012

New babies

I am not someone that loves babies. (except yours of course) I loved my own only in the way nature intended…to keep them alive. I know there are people out there the opposite of me, they love the baby heads, and cooing, and falling asleep. I look forward to the back talk myself. The toddler fits, and school aged know-it all ness. I like the self that emerges after babies stop being babies. Chatting with a friend this morning who just opened her second business she compared these early business Read more […]

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April 11, 2012

Shopping for a living (part 2)

What is work? Yeah, yeah- exerting force on an object to make it move from a—>b. I mean, what is meaningful work? Work that pays? Work that creates collegiality? Work that changes the world? Work that delineates your status? Work that proves your competence? So many freaking question marks. I expected it would be all of the above. Plus original, creative, and fun. But only as a bonus. To really count of course you need a field. So that you can be at the top of it. And ideally a professional Read more […]

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March 8, 2012

Up next.

I don’t even want to go into my office. Sometimes I think of the plants (probably dead) and the books (waiting to be read )and feel sad. Most of the time I just feel an antimagnetic repulsion. Some dense air pushing me away from Main street, towards coffee shops and cafes. It was a place of calm and focus and then one day it has morphed into a place I can’t step foot in. You know what this means? A career change. I spent an hour this morning at 156 Saint Paul street in the shell of the restaurant Read more […]

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