1. Doing Better

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    July 13, 2018 by Julia

    I can always do better. And maybe that is okay. It’s not an indictment of my character, or a wallowing …
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  2. Dreaming of Canada on the 4th of July

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    July 3, 2018 by Julia

    Happy 4th of July, and all that, blah blah blah. I had no idea until this year that Canada Day …
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  3. Faith vs. the Four Ds of Despair

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    June 15, 2018 by Julia

    Like many people, my husband and I were stunned by Anthony Bourdain’s suicide last week. We’ve been watching his shows …
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  4. What Are We Fighting About?

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    June 6, 2018 by Julia

    We, as human beings, tend to get worked up. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; I like humanity’s passion. But, …
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  5. Women, Men, and Equality

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    May 24, 2018 by Julia

    You can no longer tell a woman that there is a vocation she can’t do. But you can saddle her with a million tiny obligations to the world, so that she never quite makes it in that big, focused work. It’s like when Cinderella’s evil stepmother says, “Sure, darling, you can go to the Royal Ball tonight – after you do this impossible number of chores!” (Evil laugh.)

  6. I GIVE UP!

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    April 19, 2018 by Julia

    I’ve been trying to think of a plot for a second novel since Jack started Kindergarten last fall, about a …
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  7. On Selfies

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    April 4, 2018 by Julia

    I’m not so different than the selfie-posting-people, is what I’m reminding myself. In fact, they may have certain things figured out better than I do, because they don’t have any shame about saying to the world: here I am, take it or leave it. I may be vain, I may be brave, I may be bored or needy. I may be longing for a little reassurance.

Julia

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