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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.
Recent Activity
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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago at Saul Good and Co.
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Who is the person with whom you'd least like to talk about sex? Or think about having sex? Who is it, and why? A lot of people's knee-jerk reaction would be their parents or grandparents, right? Or some authority figure that you want to believe is asexual for whatever reason.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Remember when I got all blissed-out on that June-specific feeling last week? My romantic, schools-out optimism ended with a sticky squelch the first ridiculously hot and humid day (during which I chose to attend an outdoor festival with my kid because I am S-M-R-T). Things that are good about summer:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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I was dreading coming in yesterday, a Monday-feel I haven't encountered in a long time, but it turned out to be a remarkably upbeat and fast-moving day. Today--this wretched, rainy, sub-50-degree Tuesday in June--promises to pick up the same kind of steam and I can't hate it. Not that I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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It's June now, and everything feels exactly like June, I mean, what June used to feel like when I was a kid and on the cusp of summer vacation and everything gets real slow and lackadaisical. Back then it meant blowing off homework, if there was any to begin with,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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It's been scientifically proven that the best time for people to publish a blog entry in order to get the maximum audience is late in the afternoon on the Friday of a holiday weekend. Except opposite that. I could write any outrageous thing I want in here right now, it's... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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Today is a three-cup-of-coffee morning. Today is a "what's the point of fighting this bs and maybe it's not worth it?" mentality morning, re: my workplace situation. Today is Thursday, and tomorrow is Friday and the promise of this long holiday weekend with my family is the carrot at the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Saul Good and Co.
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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 May 24, 2017 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 May 23, 2017 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 May 22, 2017 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 May 19, 2017 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 May 17, 2017 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.