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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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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 3 days ago at Saul Good and Co.
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The other night I was flipping through channels (how Gen X of me) and came across Chasing Amy. Naturally Mike and I fell into that rabbit hole until it was over. It's not my favorite movie ever, and it's certainly not a perfect movie, but I have a deep affection... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Saul Good and Co.
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I've started to write an entry about 10 times today because I'm trying to commit myself to writing at least two blog posts per week, and every time I get started I think about the latest antics from #45 and go into a tailspin of how dare he speak the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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I discovered my first white hairs this week, so that's fitting. It's been a rough one, it seemed like everything was piling up, and the insane weather and the chaos it created did not help but you know, it's all fine. Every person I was worried about last week seems... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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K real quick day 3 of 2018 and things are the SUPA REALEST they've been for me in a long time. I'm fine personally and it's not necessary for me to go into detail, but I'm in the eye of a shitstorm of unfortunate events for people I care about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Saul Good and Co.
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All I really, really wanted from Christmas this year was to spend a couple of days at my parents' house, chilling out with them, subsisting on wine and snacks and desserts and losing myself in a mountain of old pictures. That was the plan, and I did get some of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Meditation for a Winter Solstice, 2017: is it just a little too fitting that the shortest, darkest day of this godforsaken year falls right after the GOP Tax Scam came down? I'm going to take it to mean (for now, and with stubborn hope and a generous knock on wood)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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To begin: I'm coming off a wonderful weekend. We spent the whole thing with family, celebrating Hanukkah and my mother-in-law's belated 75th birthday and it was full of food and laughter and kids being fully adorable and embracing the latest dose of cousin togetherness. It was a special time with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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And so here we are, on the day that the state of Alabama will let us know if racist child predators are ok with them or no, and though tonight is the first night of chanukah and I'm looking forward to lighting candles and celebrating at home with my lil... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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How can it already be December 8th? I'm not ready! Not ready for it to be here, not ready for it to be over. Every year I plead to the universe to slow down November and December and every year I get a cosmic middle finger in reply. These months,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I am in full organizer mode today, jump back everybody. I believe I'm at my best when I'm like this, but only in terms of mighty productivity. Pleasantness to be around is not a metric I'm concerned about. I have a lot of excess energy right now that's not entirely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Well friends, that was the best Thanksgiving and subsequent weekend I've ever had. Everything was just perfect - the food, the company, the weather, the vibe. I missed my brother and sister-in-law, but as they are in pneumonia recovery-land, it's best they didn't make the trip. Otherwise it was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I turned 43 over the weekend. It was a great birthday, full of all my favorite things and people, and I'm cool with this age even though I realize I'm exactly as old now as my mother was when I got married. That makes my head explode a little. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Thanksgiving is less than a week away, I can't believe it, but I'm fully into it this year. Last year I was too traumatized to get up to my proper excitement level, and it's not like the time that has transpired since has been any less traumatic, but I've learned... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Albums I Have Loved: An Ongoing Saul Good and Co. Series Subject 5: reachin'(a new refutation of time and space) by Digable Planets A clear memory of my youth takes place on an Easter Sunday when I was 18 years old. I was doing my favorite thing, curling up alone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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This morning I voted in my local election. Walking into the polling place was sad and surreal, because last time I was there I was feeling super pumped and hopeful and I still had a shred of faith in my fellow citizens. Oh, life, you are some kind of cosmic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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This morning I was in a groove, feeling the afterglow of a great Halloween night and the onset of a chilly November, historically my favorite month of the year. I dropped HR off at school and had some time before I had to get ready for work so I curled... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Do you ever revisit things that you loved from an earlier point in your life and find that they haven't aged so well? This morning there was an Olivia Newton John song playing, and because it's really dorky in my brain I was thinking, "WWONJD?" and answered myself with, "probably... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Truth That seed, the root, the deepest-buried tightest-packed kernel, face turned down and shadow-stunted dig up and show it to the light shine on ache shine on pain shine on ugly make it plain turn it out and set it free it burns, it screams, it shrinks it doesn't own... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Have I ever been this stuck for this long? I know I've had periods of writing drought, but this seems like an unusually dry spell even for my lazy, procrastinating self. Obviously it has a lot to do with everything in the damn world right now, how overwhelmingly depressing it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I don't know about you, but I spent waaaaayyyy too much time on social media yesterday. It was not healthy for my psyche. It's not a healthy world, I know, and hiding from it is not a reasonable long-term strategy. There's such a thing as being overinformed to my detriment,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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If years are measured in internal (and actual) screams, 2017 has taken me from middle age to octogenarian. This week alone added a decade. Shit's terrible and the most head-bangingly frustrating part for me is that there are so many people who refuse to see the concrete ways in which... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I spent the anniversary of my sister's death yesterday attending the funeral of my retired coworker's daughter. She had been ill, and she lived a fairly long life as they go (coworker is nearly 90 herself), but I've sort of had my fill with seeing parents outlive their children, thanks.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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It's officially fall in the Western Hemisphere. Everything leans in the direction of death and decay now. It's a time of harvest, which is its own celebration, even if what it celebrates heralds the end of a season of hope and birth and the lush promise of plenty. I believe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Yesterday I had the crushing Sunday blues like I haven't had in ages. I can't hate that feeling, to the contrary, I nearly revel in it, because when I'm like that I know it means I've lived through something so good and so long anticipated and yeah, it's over and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.