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 co-parenting mom of two wonderful sons 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 around 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 Single Edition, Mommy Tracked, Huffington Post, ModernMom, GetLusty for Couples, The Working Chronicles, a national project that explores what Americans think about work, as well as other places.
I am also co-writing 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 will be out in October 2014 (Seal Press).
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.
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.