• 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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  • Social Media Overload: How To Detox In 7 Simple Steps

    As an introvert I’ve always enjoyed social media and seen it as a delightful way to connect, yet without the overwhelm that goes with too much peopling. But lately that’s changed, and I’ve found social media unpleasant, overwhelming, irritating. Too many selfies, too much meanness, too much posturing, too much phoniness – just too much! I also got fed up with…

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  • The Invention Of Dieting

    One day, the devil was looking for a new form of torture. ‘I’ve got it,’ he said. ‘Dieting!!’ The little baby devils all gathered round, their tiny devil eyes glistening with glee. ‘How will it work?’ they squealed. ‘Simple,’ said the devil. ‘A diet will tell people what to eat, when, and how much. It will torture them in three…

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  • Your Call Is Important To Us

    Your call is important to us. As proof, please enjoy being put on hold for a prolonged period. We are stealing your time in order to employ fewer staff and use the money to pay obscene bonuses to senior executives instead. Your call is important to us. As further evidence we care, please use this voice recognition feature. It will…

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  • My Highs And Lows Of 2017 And Goals For 2018

    In psychology there’s this idea that some babies have a ‘slow to warm up’ temperament. These little ones are tentative about new people and situations. I picture their small faces screwed up in crossness, baby thought bubbles above their heads saying, Who dis? I think I’m a slow to warm up adult. For instance, I seem to be congenitally incapable of…

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