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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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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 4 days ago 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 7 days ago 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.
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You know that part at the end of Ghostbusters when Dana is trapped inside of the demon dog cast and starts breaking her way out? That was me in the infamous summer of 1994, the oft-referenced time in my life that facilitated my irreversible flight from the nest. It was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Week three of second grade, and HR has gotten into the groove. I knew he'd be fine once we established a routine but transitions are very tough on him, hence tough on us all. The truth is I worry about him a lot, because that's what parents do, and there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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If waited until there was no tragedy or injustice in the world before I wrote anything, I'd never have written a thing in my life. I think we all can agree, though, that everything right now seems to portend an exceptional amount of doom and it's hard to just smile... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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If there's any phrase I hate more than "sorry not sorry," it's "put on your big girl panties." Today, however, that seems the most fitting plan for my day: step into those mamas and yank 'em up to my armpits. September, you wasted no time releasing the shitty horses from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I'm not a stranger to writing about my life on the internet. I started my first online "diary" in 2001. Like most of the best things in my life, I started it on a whim with no expectations, and for years I assumed it would be an anonymous digital hang... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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HR starts second grade tomorrow, Labor Day weekend looms, and we've arrived at that awkward time of year for ya girl who hates summer but also has a grudge against the month of September. As people go, I'm a conundrum wrapped up in a paradox, a regular burrito of contradictions.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Many of you know that I had a blog before this one, and occasionally I go back for nostalgic reasons or to look in on my progress (or lack thereof) as a person or to check the accuracy of my memories, sometimes for no reason at all. I was recently... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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A month ago today I left for my much-awaited vacation. So much has happened, and I feel like I never get to write about the small good things in between the big happenings. For example, in the time that I returned from THAT vacation, Mike, HR and I went to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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August, 1997 Two weeks after this picture was taken, I started my first real job. It was my last vacation as a "kid," the summer after college graduation. I was engaged to be married and feeling pretty goddanged adult, just so relieved knowing that when I got back to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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In light of the most recent Nazi bullshit that's been going down, I've been mulling over my words, how I might address the horror in Charlottesville, because it's what I do, I think a long time before I say what I really want to say. I've said as much in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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One morning during vacation the sun played peek-a-boo, so instead of gearing up for the beach after breakfast like we do most of the time, we hung around the camp site, just puttering and chit-chatting and shooting the breeze, the leisurely way we fill our days when the days stretch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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We returned from vacation two days ago and half my family is still there for a couple more days and I guess I'm still going through the let-down process and I don't have my words yet. It was utterly fantastical up there off the grid and I know I missed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Albums I Have Loved: An Ongoing Saul Good and Co. Series Subject 3: Kick by INXS The story of my relationship with Kick is the story of music and memory and lust intertwined. That classic tale of girl discovers album, girl finds sexual awakening via rockstar, music subsequently alters the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.