People have opinions about my name. I’ve known this from the time I was a little kid. Grown-ups would say, “What a beautiful name!” and I would say, “Thank you,” … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name
I actively do not want to be famous. If I’m known, I want to be quietly known as someone solid, someone who can be depended upon, and as someone who cares more about outcome than about getting credit. Until my wedding ring became the Ring of Power, it didn’t occur to me that by marrying I’d actually facilitated this invisibility.
“Who am I?” I asked myself again and again during the weekend meditation retreat I attended in August. It was the first time I had been away from my five-year-old son … Continue reading Who Am I?
When people ask me, “What do you do?” I get all squirmy inside. I should really come up with a technically true but nevertheless evasive answer, like, “I develop and … Continue reading A Writer By Any Other Name
“Between what a man calls me and what he simply calls mine the line is difficult to draw. We feel and act about certain things that are ours very much … Continue reading Possession Identity
Look at Me by Jennifer Egan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved the beginning of this book, but once she started getting into the “Ordinary People” reality TV/social … Continue reading You Don’t Own Me, I Don’t Own Me: Identity and Jennifer Egan’s Look at Me