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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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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 3 days ago 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 6 days ago 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.
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My sister is my best friend. This wasn't always the case. We always loved each other, but we had that push-and-pull that siblings do, and we were five years apart besides. On top of that, we didn't really know each other when she was born, because the circumstances of her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I just did a big core dump at therapy so I'm feeling light and I'd say it's time for one of my periodic lists of what is sounding my joy buzzer these days. Current boos: -Running in the rain. I need to get a waterproof cover for my phone, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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We've reached the point where, whenever I break out in dance or song (which is, um, often), HR immediately attempts to shut it down. This has earned him the nickname "John Lithgow," and each command to knock it off is met with a gleeful denial on my part. Nobody but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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What does the 4th of July mean to you? Even before I got so rampantly political, I was never one for performative patriotism. I respect the flag as a symbol, but was never very interested in wearing the colors or getting into the rah-rah USA! spirit of Independence Day. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Greetings from the person working in an office today! Don't feel bad for me though, there's AC and it's the opposite of bustling here here so I can get things done I've been meaning to get to and listen to Pure Comedy and Kendrick Lamar and Lizzo and old school... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I am a godmother twice over. It's funny to think that my heathen ass would be entrusted with the spiritual guidance of not one but two precious young 'uns, but I was an actual practicing Catholic when I was 15 (that's when these babies were christened), and anyway, where I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Weekly Activism Round-up, Volume I Since my frustrated screed last week, I've started taking little steps toward action. I started by researching and following some local chapters of national groups aligned with my values and the progress I want to see. The local level is where I can make the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Let's start the week talking about parenting, why not? This morning HR started his week of drama camp. He went to the same place last year and really enjoyed it, and he had no anxiety running up to our arrival this morning, but when we got there, I could see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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A friend gave me the idea to start a weekly feature on the blog so I would always have a prompt in addition to some accountability. As I'm ever looking for ways to get myself motivated, I decided to start by tying in my Thursday posts with the "Throwback Thursday"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I was doing ok there for a bit, but my current state-of-the-world stress level is back up to "tuneless infinite goat scream," thanks for asking. It's critical-mass awful in a way that I can't see my way past, and I shouldn't. Denial is not the answer. I need to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.