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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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Well here I am writing the first blog entry of 2023 and I'm feeling fragile, vulnerable and freaked out about everything. In other words, New Year/Classic me, pals! I didn't come here just to share that earthshaking non-news or even try to impart any bon mots. The purpose of blogging... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2023 at Saul Good and Co.
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I love Samantha Irby. She's not for everyone, but her brand of humor is very much my brand of humor and I envy her writing career as well as her talent as someone who can write candidly about bodily functions with so much heart and hilarity. Yadda yadda yadda, read... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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It's Thanksgiving week, my absolute favorite week of the year, and though it's not an original concept, it is indeed a good time to pop in and share my gratitude. I'm feeling especially lucky right now. Grounded, loved, dare I say fulfilled? My plans for the last week were totally... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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So obviously I haven't been writing much these days, though if I barely noticed I don't think anyone else has. I'm popping on to fulfill the once-a-month blog quota I've settled into. Words for the sake of words, sometimes I just need to do this in the guise of self-discipline... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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Happy 5783 (as of last week) to the chosen and everyone who celebrates with the chosen! You know I'm not a religion guy, but I believe in the power of community, culture and the mindful observance of the holidays that are important to my family. The past year has been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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This summer has been a tumbling twirling swirl of travel and activity (and sweat, dear god it was so hot), jam-packed with people and places and sights and sounds and flavors and I feel so grateful to have experienced it, but I don't know where to start writing about it.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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How to live a life not overwhelmed with despair when everything is literally on fire: I have no idea. It's cute that you bought my authoritative tone for a second though. Maybe that's really all it comes down to, though. Faking it until you make it, or rather, what I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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Here's a note I wrote to myself: blog - summer and creativity break; the funeral et al - the turtle 4th of july nah. Translation: I want to write a blog post, but it's summer, my kid's camp hasn't started and I haven't arsed myself to cough up a damn... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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I haven't been around in awhile, you know how it is. Mother's Day was cute. I had a great concert experience, seeing Gang of Youths, my favorite band of the last decade. I knew it was during a surge and I wore my KN95! Still... got COVID. I did OK... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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I had my first colonoscopy last week (welcome to my late 40s!). All was fine, I don't have to do that again for 10 years, huzzah etc. When I was doing the work-up with the lovely anesthesiologist, he asked if I had any surgeries in my history. I said yes,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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Milestone alert: I got my first rejection from a literary agent. It was kindly worded, but still a hard pass. I'm not getting down about it though, it's actually kind of exciting because it symbolizes that my journey to publication has officially begun. This is part of it. Ask me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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I am still cruising on a wave of inspiration, which is arguably preferable to a wave of mutilation. In order to keep it going and not psych myself out of putting in the work every day, I've been experimenting with the "Pomodoro Method," which basically means I set a timer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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I am in the midst of a creatively explosive period in my life and I can't really say why. I reckon it's not in spite of, but in reaction to everything being shit. When there's not much you can do besides observe and wait and let your fear eat you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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There's a suffocatingly large list of important and devastating things going on right now, yeah? Sounds to me like a perfect opportunity to ruminate on my pointless tiny existence! I was recently obsessing over the Winter Olympics, particularly figure skating, like I do every four years, and (as I also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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Oh, hi Valentine's Day. As you know, I'm meh on the non-candy aspects of this holiday. The first Valentine's Day that Mike and I were together, I was in another country and he managed to get flowers delivered to me which is pretty damn impressive in those pre-internet days. After... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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Happy February! I'm sick of writing about myself, I think I've worn that out over the past few entries, but since it's what I know the most about it's kinda hard to avoid. Anyway here I am, writing anyway, tapping away just for the sake of writing and taking pleasure... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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I observe a traditional 12-month calendar because I’m part of the world, but I realize that personally, a year is not really broken into months or winter/spring/summer/fall but instead it's made up of six distinct periods. To wit: January - I'm generally a mess for the entire month, blinking my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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Some of you who know me from way back know that I took guitar lessons in the early 2000s. I was already in the better-late-than-never stage of my life at that time, and when I made the decision to get started (with all that optimism and, more importantly, that sweet,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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Well Crappy New Year to you too! Every day I wake up is a victory in itself, but once I get past that segment of my gratitude practice I'm a grumble bear. Don't poke me. Actually, ACTUALLY, it's not that bad if you like time warps. We're back to hunkering... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2022 at Saul Good and Co.
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Hi, how's everyone? Suffocating under an avalanche of existential dread and despair? Me too! Is that the human factory setting now? I haven't been writing at all, in any way shape or form. It's a fallow period, both because work is keeping me super busy (in a good way) and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Saul Good and Co.
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Oh hey I was just thinking, remember when I used to have a blog? That was cool. These days I seem to be posting mini blog-bites (mmmm, mini blog-bites) on social media, and that might be the wave of the future of my nonfiction writing. Time will tell. As so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2021 at Saul Good and Co.
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Is there anything more freeing than giving over to your body's demands, particularly for rest? I mean, if you are able to accomplish this in its purest and most absolute form - no guilt about laziness, no thinking about what you should be doing besides curling up and getting comfy,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2021 at Saul Good and Co.
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. As if there's been a month of my conscious life that I haven't been aware of childhood cancer. Even if I hadn't dedicated my professional life to it. Even if September had not been awarded this designation. September is the month that we lost... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2021 at Saul Good and Co.
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Yesterday was Yom Kippur. I'm not religious at all and Mike isn't particularly observant, but we usually fast together and take the day to do some self reflection. It's a time of atonement, to apologize to each other for our transgressions and ask forgiveness and move on. And it does... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2021 at Saul Good and Co.
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HR is back in school and things are cooking. I'm nervous but I live in one of the most historically cautious cities in the US, COVID-wise, so I'm just taking comfort in that and being thrilled for him that he has such a great 6th grade team and that he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2021 at Saul Good and Co.