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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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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 yesterday 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.
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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.