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About me

As a longtime journalist, writer, editor and freelancer, my work can be found in numerous places —  websites, magazines, books, newspapers and, now, here.

I am a divorced mom of two wonderful young men who are taller than I am so I’m a lot nicer to them nowadays. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am usually hiking or biking when I’m not behind my desk at the Marin Independent Journal, where I am the lifestyles editor and writer, or my desk at home, from which I write columns for Divorce 360, Single Edition, Mommy Tracked,  Huffington Post, ModernMom, GetLusty for Couples and The Working Chronicles.

New-I-Do-3251I am also have co-written a book with Susan Pease Gadoua, a longtime Marin divorce counselor and author of Contemplating Divorce, called The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels, a cutting-edge book that challenges our one-size-fits-all, till-death-do-we-part version of marriage and offers new models that work better for who we are today. It is published by the wonderful Seal Press and will be out in October 2014.

I am an observer of people and love to explore why we do what we do. Plus I read a lot, perhaps too much, and like to share interesting tidbits that I discover. What I hope to do here is get a dialog going about parenting, men, women, divorce, marriage, teens, society — really, life.

You may follow me on Twitter at @OMGchronicles,  and fan me (yeah, that’s weird) on Facebook, or email me at omgchronicles (at) gmail.com. I’m also on LinkedIn.

This blog’s cover image, “Let Go,” is one of Pulitzer Prize finalist Frederic Larson’s fantastic photographs, copyright Frederic Larson, and used with permission (and, yes, he is my former spouse). See more of his award-winning photography at Frederic Larson photography or at SFGate’s Mystical photography blog.

2 Responses to “About me”

  1. Jason says:

    Just responding to your article, “Why Divorced Men Are Quick To Marry Again.” I am an exception. I have been divorced for 6 years and have not remarried primarily because of my steadfast resolve to remain “free.” So much so that I have turned away two or three women who probably would have married me. The only tempting reason for me to remarry is to add a second income and more financial security. Still, I have endured much discomfort to remain free. Every year, when I am forced to take a cold shower in October due to my gas being turned off (due to child support and alimony bills), I shiver to myself and chant, “At least I’m free, at least I’m free, freedom is priceless.” And that warms me up pretty fast.

    • OMGchronicles
      Twitter: OMGchronicles

      Hi Jason,
      Thanks for reading and writing. I totally get the “free” part (although I’m not totally free as I still have a teen at home — one more year!) I enjoy my space, but also enjoy time with my partner. I don’t see a need to get married at my age, but I would if it mattered to him. It doesn’t. We’re not even sure if we’ll live together — why “ruin” a good thing? ;-)

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