Making Comparisons

Making Comparisons

In a recent Grub Street blog post, author, workshop leader, and coach Hillary Rettig says, “An honest comparison can be useful as a learning tool, but perfectionist comparisons are usually slanted because their goal isn’t edification so much as self-shaming and self-coercion.”

One Woman: The Gatekeeper

One Woman: The Gatekeeper

Saturday was already a busy day, but since I remembered that a nearby kennel was having a two-hour free play time in their dog park each Saturday during the summer, and since Tilly and I have gotten very little walking in recently because of the extreme heat, I...

A "You-sized" Wilderness

A few years ago while I was living in Chicago, I made some friends from China who were in the US attending an MBA program. We met together weekly to work on their English, and perhaps more importantly, to help them become more familiar with American culture.After...