Month: January 2016

Windy City

Though, honestly, I’d argue that Chicago, when I went there last week, wasn’t so much windy as wonderful. (Ugh, the teenager in my brain just rolled her eyes at that one. She’s thinking, “Oh. My. Gawd, why are you so old?!”) Being a native New Yorker, my immediate impression of Chicago was, how lovely to…
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January 31, 2016 0

“Truth Thoughts”

Any (honest) entrepreneur will probably admit that she started her business(s) as much out of her fears as her dreams, that the things she dreaded ended up being the very things that made her hustle so hard, and caused the business to live or die. Some people go into therapy, others hit the bar, entrepreneurs…
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January 25, 2016 0

5 Surefire Ways to Achieve Your Goals in 2016!

My friend Jim Gold (@jiltedjournos) interviewed me for Money Talks News–translation: he asked me questions about how to successfully set goals, and then patiently waded through my rants. God bless that man.–and then his piece was picked up by MSN Lifestyle: Not to mention, they ran the piece on their home page!      …
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January 16, 2016 0

Nixon Now!

“Gentlemen, as I leave you now, just think of how much you’re going to be missing: you won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore!” -Richard M. Nixon, 1962 “We are Nixon; he is us.”- Gore Vidal I’m not proud to admit this, but yes: I am a Nixonite. I find Nixon’s story, his feral trajectory…
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January 10, 2016 0

Wellesley, only to be there…

I wrote this piece for the Wellesley Underground, an alternative website for my alma mater. I choose the Underground as the right platform for this,  since I think my piece says some things that younger women need to hear. At least I hope it does…. If you’re not “younger,” nor a woman…don’t fret, my pet*; first and…
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January 8, 2016 0

Joe Orton, 1933-1967.

“I’m an acquired taste.”- Joe Orton, 1933-1967. In the late 1980s, when I was a teenager, I first saw Stephen Frears’ wonderful biopic, “Prick Up Your Ears,” based on the life, and death, of Joe Orton, that marvelously macabre British playwright. Gary Oldman–an actor who, in my opinion, just gets better–perfectly captured Joe’s truculent, naughty charm,…
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January 2, 2016 0