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.
I 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 (Seal Press, Sept. 28, 2014) 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.
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.
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My literary agent is Sharon Bowers at Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212-206-0913.
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.
My photograph was taken by Dieter Zander.