Books: “What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence”

"Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to give this book to my mother. To present it to her as a precious gift over a meal that I’ve cooked for her. To say: Here is everything that keeps us from really talking. Here is my heart. Here are my words. I wrote this for … Continue reading Books: “What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence”

Rule Explainer: Why We Don’t Diagnose People Through The Internet

There's a really interesting conversation about narcissism that popped up in a comment thread yesterday that made me think harder about the "Don't offer diagnoses for people based on letters or internet comments" rule we have here and I'd like to expand on it. At length. This rule has been in place almost from the … Continue reading Rule Explainer: Why We Don’t Diagnose People Through The Internet

Guest Post: Breaking The Low Mood Cycle

Hello friends! It's Elodie Under Glass here with a guest post on Low Moods. I particularly want to thank Quisty, Kellis Amberlee and TheOtherAlice  for their kindly help in reading and editing this piece. It would not have existed without their care, support, compassion, and wonderful editorial abilities. They are truly remarkable humans! (edited: And … Continue reading Guest Post: Breaking The Low Mood Cycle

Graduation Day

My friends and former students are graduating!  Many of you are probably graduating! Dear Sugar made a graduation speech, and ladies and gentleman, if that woman decided to start a church I would try to go to that church. When I graduated from college, my graduation speaker was Richard Holbrooke and he patiently explained to … Continue reading Graduation Day