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Barbara Cortland broke the world record – in 1983, she wrote 23 novels. She was 82 years old. Two novels a month that year. Altogether she wrote 723 published novels. Her last at age 97. When she died a year later there were 160 unpublished novels still waiting to be published. Did people like her […]
I have a problem and I want to know if other people have it. If I think of something embarrassing, even if it happened 30 years ago, I blurt out a curse. Or I say, “No!” really sharply. Sometimes it might be for a few minutes straight. I can even feel it in my body. […]
This is what I did to ruin my life. I had a policy: always say “yes” to opportunity. If you GRAB enough opportunities, I thought, then one would work out and be a winner. What does “a winner” mean? It might mean that the goddess, Oprah, would call me. Or that money would rain down […]
I woke up this morning totally lost. Like every day. “Where am I?” For the smallest of seconds, I’m a stranger in my own body. In my own life. And then the whole history of life swoops down and I’m like, “ugh!” The daily search for answers starts. Daily, never ending. Will someone tell me […]
I love you so I don’t want you to do these things. Save the world instead. A) IGNORING THE “SIX MONTH RULE” I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank. I called the […]
My grandparents were disgusted with me when my first, second, and third girlfriends were Catholics. “What do they cook?” my grandmother asked. Cooking being the great differentiator in religion. She even said, “Goulash?” Like it was a curse. Many years later, after a lot of grief, I sat in St. Patrick’s in NYC, praying for […]