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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 thinking about motherhood a lot these days (like I ever stopped since the day I became a mother) and what it means to be a good mother, or parent in general. Part of it is because I watched Bad Moms, which was some pretty raunchy fun, and the cast... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Saul Good and Co.
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It feels like nothing else matters or nothing could possibly be important in the wake of an incident like yesterday's Manchester terrorist attack. We've all been through it too many times, and it doesn't change, the aftermath and the horror and the seed of fear that is planted, making you... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Saul Good and Co.
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During our annual sibling weekend this year, my sister came up with the idea of doing one of those escape rooms. It really was tremendous fun, I don't know how my game-fiend family had avoided one of those until then, but we were all into it. It was cool because... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Saul Good and Co.
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I'm writing today, just to say, that it feels like a great day and I'm in a nice place and even though work will be no less hectic in the coming weeks, I'm breaking out of something that makes me really really want to write again. I'm giving myself a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Saul Good and Co.
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Spring hit New England, for real FOR REAL this time, and I have to say there are few times I feel more totally alive than when it's like this, lilac-y as balls, and my drive to work includes putting the windows down, air-drying my hair and blasting and singing along... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Saul Good and Co.
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I guess you could say it's been an eventful month in my life. My huge work situation became public as of yesterday, and it was a relief to no longer be held to confidentiality, and also to be able to move forward. I'm not going to describe what's going on... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I have an appointment with a therapist on Monday and it's a good good thing, for a lot of reasons, one being that I am mentally blocked. It sucks so much! I can only hope that a good session will give me some tools to unblock myself. Not an instant... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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About a mile into my run this morning I remembered why I missed running so much. I was dodging my way through the grittiest part of Cambridge when I caught the euphoria of being alive on its simplest terms. Like, yeah! It's not pissing rain at the moment and my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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As my love grows bigger with each year, my capacity as a writer fails harder. I don't have the words to tell you how much you are loved, my son. I can only hope I'm showing you off the page, as your mama. Happy seventh birthday to the one and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Excuse me pals, but I am having a tough time. For the first time in my adult life, I'm considering therapy. Historically I'm no more anxious than the average person, but lately I've been going into internal panic spirals. There's a cloud of converging circumstances I've alluded to that probably... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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This weekend we had an early birthday party for HR. The timing worked out better for our families than it did closer to the actual date, and he didn't mind at all having the celebration pushed up, so we did it. The weather was perfect, the company was a dream,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Things are INTENSE right now. All good with home and family, just a work situation that's being worked through. In the long run it'll be a good thing. For the moment though it's sapping all of my energy. That's what I've been up to, in case you were wondering. Which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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If you were to ask me, at age 10, to describe the best week of my life, I would say it was hands down that year's Christmas vacation. My big present from my parents was my very own stereo, plus three LPs, a shit ton of books, and a gigantic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Yesterday I read a blog entry that several of my social media friends had either shared or reacted to, so it showed up in my feed. It was about being the mother of an only child by choice, and it had gone viral because it was featured in the Huffington... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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So I didn't win the lottery. Not the money lottery. I've repeatedly won the lottery in many other aspects of my life, but I did not suddenly achieve financial independence so I'm going to stick with the job for the foreseeable future. Besides, if it were solely about the money... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Most of the people who read this blog know what I do for a living, or if they don't, I'm easily google-able (there are basically two people in the world with my name, and the other is my sister-in-law, so it makes it easy). That said I don't feel the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Is there anything in the world more visceral, more mortifying, more exhilarating than a teenage crush? There's something about the utterly wack hormonal component of that time in a person's life that makes feelings so extra-heightened, and when it comes to matters of romance, sweet fancy christ, how are we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I'm currently working on a personal essay with the intent to submit it for publication. The idea is that it will be eventually included in a collection of linked pieces, a project I've been at for awhile, rooted in the subject of loss, specifically the loss of a handful of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Got a few things to address today. It's been a not-so-great start of the week. We lost two kids at work on Monday, which happens rarely these days, but when it does it seems to happen in clusters and it's something awful. You never get used to it. The last... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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How many times does the average person fall in love in their lifetime? I'm talking stone cold life-changing love. Personally? A hundred. A hundred million. Not with people, though. That tops out at two or three maybe-sortas and one for-sure for-real. Albums, though, are a source of endless head-over-heels, pie-in-the-sky... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Last week Mike and I grasped the opportunity to be damn hell ass kings. The old man has a birthday coming up, and HR was on vacation, so we decided to take a few days to go to Portsmouth while he got to spend some time with his grandmother, auntie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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This past weekend I had the privilege of witnessing the marriage of my baby bro to his true love. I have a new sister now, a kind, brilliant and beautiful woman, and she and my brother are an A+ couple. Their wedding was so perfectly them, casual, unfussy and meaningful.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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My five-pictures-in-five-days experiment has come to a close (and it wasn't quite done in five consecutive days, but whatever). I found it energizing, just as I did last year, and that in itself made it worth it. I don't know that what I produced came close to being my best... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I loved being pregnant. Loved, loved, loved. A lot of people don't, and I get it. I was lucky I was never sick, and pregnancy was easy and relatively uneventful and I felt so close to my son (even though I was convinced he was a daughter at the time).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Lack of effort is my leading cause of friendship loss. I've had falling outs, I've had necessary grow-aparts, but if I've ever been close to someone and now I'm not, chances are I was lazy, and I take partial, if not full, responsibility for the lack of contact. I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.