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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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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...

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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...

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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 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
  • Suffragette: Why All Girls Should See This Film

    LONDON – In the full flurry of mid-life  –  between the job and the kids and the husband and the commute – I’m one of those people who rarely ventures out to the movies anymore. But I’ve got a recommendation for all you parents of tween and teenaged girls: take your daughters to see Suffragette. […]

    Posted on November 24, 2015 0 comments
  • Vacations, Paid Leave and the Madness of American Workaholism

    LONDON – The hint of an autumn breeze sweeps through my window on an early Sunday morning in August as I work through the annual back-to-school inventory of uniforms and school supplies. My eye graces the “To Do” List I crafted back in late May – still sitting in a corner of my desk, as if beckoning […]

    Posted on August 30, 2015 0 comments