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Why Garry Shandling’s Death Made Me Cry

From time to time, I’ve indulged in an exercise where I pretend that I’m famous and am being...

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Five Things David Axelrod Taught Me About The 2016 Primaries

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I don’t normally read a lot of non-fiction....

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Tips For Adulthood: Five Reasons to Start Swimming

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood: I’m rarely an evangelist for anything...

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  • Why Garry Shandling’s Death Made Me Cry

    From time to time, I’ve indulged in an exercise where I pretend that I’m famous and am being interviewed for one of those glossy magazine profiles where they ask you to list things like your favourite meal or your favourite film. When they get to the question where they ask about my favorite comedian, I’ve […]

    Posted on March 28, 2016 0 comments
  • Five Things David Axelrod Taught Me About The 2016 Primaries

    On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I don’t normally read a lot of non-fiction. I have a particular allergy to popular books about politics – especially biographies and auto-biographies – as I tend to find them hagiographic in the first instance and self-congratulatory in the second. So when my 84-year-old mother – who […]

    Posted on February 24, 2016 1 comment
  • Tips For Adulthood: Five Reasons to Start Swimming

    On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood: I’m rarely an evangelist for anything athletic. While my kids and my husband are all very sporty, I just wasn’t born with that particular gene. (My best “sports” are bowling, ping pong and pool, if that gives you any sense for my athletic prowess.)  But like so […]

    Posted on January 27, 2016 0 comments
  • New Year’s Resolutions: Set Concepts, Not Lists

    A friend of mine – a well-known and well-respected self-help guru in the States – once told me that New Year’s Resolutions should never be vague and all-encompassing. “Don’t pick something like: Be more virtuous,” she said. “Choose something actionable like: Recycle every day.” I immediately saw the wisdom in her words. At my job, we […]

    Posted on January 7, 2016 0 comments
  • Why TV Needs More People “On The Spectrum”

    An old friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen in years recently visited us in London. We talked about the usual stuff: His job. His wife’s job. His home town (where we used to live). When I asked after his 10 year-old daughter, he responded: ” She’s quite spectrum-y, so we’ve gotten her into horseback riding. […]

    Posted on December 14, 2015 0 comments