How to outwit – outplay – outlast hate

Sometimes I think it would be great if I could hate — really hate — viciously hate without reservation, hesitation, or self-reproachment — free of any sensation other than the forceful surge that comes from riding that rising tide of red, roaring anger. Hate has been invigorating for so many people this year. Their hate has been affirmed and amplified andContinue reading “How to outwit – outplay – outlast hate”

The Writing Life, or Why I Don’t Blog Here Very Often

Anyone who writes for the internet for a living and maintains a personal blog that hasn’t been updated in over a year should not be embarrassed. She should be ashamed. I am ashamed. A fine example I set, considering that I recently told a client an effective blog needed to be updated with new content aContinue reading “The Writing Life, or Why I Don’t Blog Here Very Often”

Note to the Facebook friend I unfriended

It’s not because you’re obviously a misogynist and I’m pretty much a feminist. It’s not because our politics are as different as different can be. It’s not because you can’t read anything I write about Hilary Clinton without insisting that she’s “shrill” and “menopausal” and using those exact words in your public comments on myContinue reading “Note to the Facebook friend I unfriended”