Yes, TV shows can be a gift

Yes, TV shows can be a gift

As a teen in┬áthe 1980s, television had an outsized influence on my life – particularly science fiction TV. I remember the first time I watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica (O.G.) with my dad. At the end, when the Lorne Greene narration intoned, “The...
Travel can be hell on the waistline

Travel can be hell on the waistline

I’m not a dieter. I don’t micromanage my food intake. I do try to exercise, but that’s more about keeping healthy and helping my back stay loose. But travel can be hell on the waistline. It’s even worse when it’s work-related travel,...
Life’s too short for regrets

Life’s too short for regrets

There are many experiences in life that I wish I hadn’t had. But if I had to do it all over again, would I choose to skip those experiences? Not a chance. Like we’re told in all time-travel movies, you change even one little thing about your past, the...
Sometimes I’m a bad mom

Sometimes I’m a bad mom

So often, I’m asked how I manage to “do it” – meaning, how I’m a mom and work and travel and do all sorts of stuff. It’s easy: My husband is the primary caregiver. And my mother-in-law? She’s basically the third parent....
Learn how to walk on the sidewalk, jerkwad

Learn how to walk on the sidewalk, jerkwad

A friend once likened me to a Russian icebreaker – the small boat that finds the cracks in the ice, breaking it apart and allowing the larger ships to come through. We were at SXSW and my skills at navigating a crowd without stopping impressed. I grew up on Long...