At the end of the evening, my son’s face was beaming and his eyes shining to a degree I don’t know that I’ve seen before. He’s a very happy and enthusiastic kid, but Sunday seemed to propel him to another level. For the first time in his life, we’d spent Christmas independently of family. I… Continue reading An Amazing Christmas
My personal community is diverse in every conceivable way, including in levels of income. Several in my tribe are poor, and many are wildly wealthy. I used to “feel weird” being in the homes of wealthy folks. Now I’m equally comfortable visiting the homes of my broke friends and my fancy rich friends. I get a… Continue reading My Fancy Friends Are Coming For Dinner
If one community offers far less luxury and modern ease than another, why do so many choose the former? If white collar crime kills as many Americans in two years as the Iraq and Afghan wars combined did, why is the outcry stronger about the latter? If one vulnerable man’s actions result in the death… Continue reading When Bankers Kill More Than Wars Do
Almost twenty years ago, a friend described my then-boyfriend as being “like a cat.” He didn’t mean quiet and fuzzy. He was pointing out that my boyfriend sidled up to anyone available when he needed his version of food—a toke, a beer, sex. On one level, I couldn’t really see it. On another, I knew… Continue reading Human Cats, Human Dogs
I had been working long hours for long years, and was still loving my career. One of the incredible joys—one which made the whole thing possible—was that the only other person in the office full-time was a close girlfriend. While working very hard together, we also helped each other heal from a given case, laughed… Continue reading Run, Run Away!
This piece by Paulette Perhach, stumbled upon today, very well reflects why I wrote my book for you: https://thebillfold.com/a-story-of-a-fuck-off-fund-648401263659#.d7ckoescd Displayed at the end of the story is how Ms Perhach names the account. This is one of the many tips in my book!