• My Pandemic Breakup

    A lot of relationships have ended during the coronavirus. Well, the pandemic breakup curse has recently befallen me too: I have parted ways with my long-term love, BodyCombat. Many of you know the strength of our bond and the depth of our connection, so this news may shock you. In order for us all to find healing, I will answer…

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  • Forever

    My poem, Forever, was an exercise in metre, end rhyme, internal rhyme, and assonance for my poetry class. I received this feedback: ‘despite some excellent lines, and great technical skill, it is unlikely a poem like this would be published today, as both the syntax and the form is very 19th century’. This is so helpful! I never realized it…

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  • Postcards From The Pandemic

    These were Facebooks updates I posted during the second half of 2020. So much excitement! Postcard #1 – August 3, 2020 Hi everyone. How are you guys doing? We are okay. Craig is still working from our living room and running his business via Zoom. This has greatly curtailed my ability to belt out 80s classics at random times of…

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  • Coming Soon

    I’m committing to sharing my art and calligraphy journey – however embarrassing my early efforts turn out to be! As with my poems, my goal is to keep creating, keep publishing, keep getting better. I have no idea what to expect…

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  • Haiku #1

    A haiku using the traditional 5, 7, 5 syllable structure and a 'cutting' at line the third line. Ce problème me tient beaucoup à coer. (On a theme deeply dear to my heart.)

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  • Reading, Watching, Thinking

    Hello friends. How are you doing? Here’s what I’ve been… Reading – I’ve finally weaned myself off the comforting detective novels that were pretty much all I read over the past pandemic year. It was time! Daisy Jones & The Six – by Taylor Jenkins ReidA novel inspired by the massive success and tumultuous relationships of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. I…

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  • The Bud of Mended Bones

    I wrote this poem for my husband when one of his mentors, HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan, suffered a snowmobile accident. The Bud of Mended Bones Oh Snowmobile! Hath done thy worst With broken bones left Brian accurs'd Thus away, to heal for him Yet all's not lost, here in his stead Rise others to assume the head Of HubSpot for…

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  • How To Survive The Rest Of The Pandemic

    Ah, life in a global pandemic. This has been quite the boon for some, like billionaires with massive online businesses; and yeast. For others it’s meant the heartbreak of having to postpone a 500-of-our-closest-friends destination wedding or the upsetting discovery that a close friend has started their own podcast. But for most of us it’s been both ups and downs,…

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  • How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World

    So… I’ve decided to fully embrace my inner introvert (and let’s be honest, outer introvert). It’s awkward because I’m not a hugger. Anyway, I have a BRAND NEW BOOK: How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World. It’s a guidebook for people who long for alone time, feel pressured by social demands, get overstimulated, wear an extrovert mask to…

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  • Hello Ugg Boots

    With apologies to Simon & Garfunkel. PS I only ever wear them at home! Hello Ugg Boots My Old Friends Hello Ugg boots my old friendsI’ve come to walk in you againBecause a chillness softly creepingNumbed my feet while I was sleepingGone is summer, now supplanted by the rainAnd cold remainsI need the warmth of sheepskin...

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