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Saul Good and Co.
City-dweller with a full-time job and an only-child-by-choice family and a lot of feelings and a writing jones.
Interests: Chilling, books, music, writing, travel, feeling feelings, feminism, dresses, yoga, booze, when my jam comes on, Auntie Mame, board games and snuggling.
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There was a fire in the space adjacent to my yoga studio - everyone is fine, and the studio didn't incur any damage except for smoke, but for the immediate future they're holding class in a nearby park. Oh, heaven on a Friday afternoon. I was so blissed out it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Saul Good and Co.
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I'm speechless. It's a temporary condition, but until I can wrangle my anger and disbelief into a semi-coherent rant, I will deflect with talking about some of the pop culture and, I guess, regular culture I've been consuming of late. I haven't seen any non-kid-specific movies since The Last Jedi,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Saul Good and Co.
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Smart teenagers are still dumb. It's the nature of adolescence to test limits, to follow one's curiosity, to hand the keys to the hormones and let them take the stupidest route, just to see where it goes. The night we left the family at the fire to go exploring was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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HR's theater camp wrapped up last week with a half-hour musical performance, and it was special - they got to stage in a real theater, and I was so impressed with what they were able to teach those kids in just 9 days of camp. My kid learned choreography and,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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I read Francesca Lia Block's The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and Creative Process, at exactly the right time, when I had been stuck in my writerly place and desperate for an ass kicking. Block is a longtime literary hero of mine, and though I don't like every one of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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Look I'm in a fight with America right now. I have been critical of its leadership many times, even in those hazy golden Obama years--THAT IS MY RIGHT AS A CITIZEN--but never have I been so ashamed and gobsmacked and just ANGRY for such a long period of time at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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Well fuck. Fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck. For the people in the back: FUCK. And fuck. That said, I'm gonna write about body image today. I have always had a little belly. Always always, even at my absolute fittest or teenage growth-spurth gangliest. A flat stomach is clearly not a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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Though I have been very excited to get back to writing after my extended break, you wouldn't know it by my weak output. Part of the reason for the productivity underwhelm is that work has been keeping me busy, but the other, truer part is that I feel paralyzed because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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I'm yoga whupped and world weary and it's not even noon and even though I was up at 6 the day is just beginning, really, because I have a lot on my plate today but I can't go another second without addressing the sickening, devastating enforcement of family separation taking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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In a lifetime that already comprises an embarrassment of great memories, one of my very favorites is what I like to call, The Triscuit vs. Peanut Saga. The two-week period we spend at the beach with my extended family every summer is always good for at least one permanent addition... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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Once or twice a year I look back over my life and play the "sliding doors" game. What would I be like if I X instead of Y? Why didn't I blah-de-blah? I'm not compiling a catalog of regrets, per se, because I'm actually chuffed with my life, but I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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Easter, holiday for the soul of melodrama, the Eeyore with a mouthful of blooming thistles, the contrast baby in a pretty dress obscured by a utilitarian coat. Chocolate for breakfast and homework for dinner with an insomnia chaser, sweet to start with a scalded-coffee-pot-bottom finish. The confusion of holy life... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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On a whim, I bought tickets to see k.d. lang. Though I've never owned much of her music, I've loved her voice since she performed with the Reclines on SNL back in the late 80s (and of course her appearance on Pee-Wee's Christmas Special made a huge impression on me).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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Here's today's modern issue: talking about homophobia with my kid. I just haven't had to do that yet. He lives in a lovely rainbow universe where you can be who you are and there's no concept of "normal" or not. The only question he's ever asked about same-sex relationships is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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If you participate in any social media platform, you've probably seen this meme, or a similar one. I don't cotton to this type of simplistic psychology, and here's the fuck why. For one, binary thinking drives me crazy. To follow the thesis of whatever this word jumble is, is to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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I talk about my inside-y feelings almost exclusively so I thought I'd shake it up a little bit and talk about what feels good in the body. After thinking about it, I realize it's hard to separate. For example, this is something that I remember well from my childhood and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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It's almost like I was a different person when last I wrote here. It was Valentine's day, and I had just emerged in a great mood after a rough morning. Hours later the country was devastated, AGAIN, by the Parkland school shootings. My words dried up, as they do. There... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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I love living in the city. Growing up in the sticks I always knew I was a city person, that I was just meant for it, and I'm still not sick of it after 25 years. I don't even mind living on top of people, I accept that it's the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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In the summer of 2009, I was just starting to get over my miscarriage and Niki was in remission. She made the trip from Florida to Maine, as she often did in the summertime, and of course I went up to Maine to meet her. We were both in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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It's the dreariest outside and I have a quiet moment in the office and it's the perfect setting for writing a blog post. It seems I'm always waiting for that perfect setting, and now it's here and my mental output is static and gluey oatmeal. It's times like this where... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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Over the last week I had a scare that wasn't really a scare but a very commonplace occurrence among women of a certain age and genetic makeup (shout out Team Dense Breasts!). That is to say, my routine mammogram came back with an abnormality and so I had to do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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So anyway laws are meaningless and democracy is a dodo and consequences don't exist for those in power. Did I leave anything out? Seriously, what's the point, then? What even is the point? I'm more disheartened today than I've been in just about any time in the past year, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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I'm currently engaged with life, with the things of life, in a way I haven't had the mental energy or capacity for in an age. I feel like myself, and I want to get that feeling in writing, and you know what that usually means: list time! Best things of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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Albums I Have Loved: An Ongoing Saul Good and Co. Series Subject 6: Graceland by Paul Simon My attempt at reader engagement backfired spectacularly, I'll remember that. I got one vote from my last entry, so L.A. baby girl, you're the winner! And really we're all winners, because based on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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I'm obviously not going to get to the entry today, but here's a list of albums that had a massive impact on me and I'm taking a vote on which one to write about next: Janet Jackson's Control The Low-End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest I Love You, Honeybear... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.