just keep swimming

Just Keep Swimming

I am a one-woman self-help book club. Which is to say, I hoard self-help books and then take nine hundred years to maybe finish them (both things we can talk about another time). Recently I’ve picked up a book that I first started reading in 2007 and never finished. A […]

Hey, Remember that Time at Camp Stella Maris?

I’m pretty sure being a camp counselor might be one of the best jobs ever. I really can’t think of a better way to spend your summer–getting paid to hang out with your friends while you play outside all day with kids who think you are an actual super hero. My favorite summer as a camp […]

A Family Affair

I will echo the same sentiment everyone else has 1,000 times already; I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving already. I feel like it was only a couple of weeks ago that I was bitching about being so sweaty all the live long day. But yet, here we are. Just days away […]

Summer in the City

I love summer and all that it stands for, in theory.  I love the spirit of summer, the break from school, the freedom that comes with warmer weather, being outside.  The sun, the fun.  All good stuff.  It’s the practicality and reality of summer that bums me out.  That from […]

Summer of ’05: Part II

As I mentioned last time, I worked my face off that summer.  I once worked a whopping 22 shifts straight before taking a day off.  I was working as a hostess in a restaurant that was, at the time, one of THE most popular places in Philadelphia.  How popular, you […]

Summer of ’05: Part I

As we enter into the home stretch of summer time, I think now is as good a time as any to tell you some tales from one of the stranger summers of my adult life. The summer of 2005 was a weird one. I’d graduated from Drexel with my Masters, […]