A New Chapter

Hi rockmom friends, In case you haven't come across any of my shameless self-promoting tweets and posts, I've started writing for a site called Expat Living Hong Kong, sister site to Expat Living Singapore. You can read my first post here. The super coolio thing is I'm getting paid. Crazy, I know! Without mentioning any... Continue Reading →

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Monday Morning Music – Laura Marling

I have this idea - and feel free to steal it and run with it - for a column called Story and Song. Maybe it's already been done, probably so, I don't know. But it's where writers combine a book with a record and discuss / explain / celebrate the connection between the two. Just... Continue Reading →

How To Be Selfish With Your Time

Hi all. My apologies for the radio silence but I've put aside the blog for the moment in order to finish a novel. My first. Normally I don't like to talk about these things until I'm done because I don't want to jinx the process or predispose myself to illusions of grandeur. But I'm far... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music: Wolf Alice

It's the little things, you know? Like finding real (not UHT) cream in the grocery store, on sale. Or the smile on EO's face after she touches the wall and sees her time in the 100fly. Or the fact that YO will still hold my hand. This week I'm adding to that list the fricking... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music: Father John Misty

Take one recent Vanity Fair article on the Laurel Canyon music scene of the late '60s (Joni, CSNY, Mamas & Papas) add an NPR think piece on outrageous musicians plus a dash of the new Kim Gordon memoir. Sprinkle liberally with my longing for new Fleet Foxes material (when, oh when?) and what do you... Continue Reading →

Tales From the Bus Stop

A few years ago, when we lived in a different neighborhood and my kids took the bus to primary school, I was privy to the complicated world of the domestic helper. At this time, I was working from home, so I could meet my girls off the bus every afternoon. I was often the only... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music: Jungle

I LOVE dance music videos. Yes to the vintage Adidas. Yes to the fresh choreography. Yes to the perfect medium for showcasing dance and the music that moves hips. Here's one of my favorites from 2014: Busy Earnin' by a group called Jungle. The song is fantastic and the video is so simple yet so... Continue Reading →

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