On Which Extinct Job Would You Be Best At?

@Allison Oh I am with you 100% because that would also come with extinct perks! My aunt always had an in with the airlines and knew when to get tickets for herself at the cheapest rate. My mother worked for PamAm in the hey-day booking group flights and - using company offers, employee benefits, etc - would fly first class to Nepal, Brazil, Hong Kong, for next to nothing. I'm glad she lived it up, but, damn. What I would give!

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:32 pm 1

On Ask A Human Who Actually Practices GTD ('Getting Things Done')

This is great and prescient and my question is: do you have any tips for a disorganized human who wants to make the effort and become a successful list-tackler?

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm 0

On Getting Paid to Write as Myself: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

Hurrah & high-fives!

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm 0

On Measure Your Life in Birth Control

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm 0

On Concerning Public Assistance, Shame, and Healthy Eating

This is still the same company whose co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey said, on the record, that the ACA is fascist so I'm not terrifically surprised that (at least some) stores don't take WIC/EBT but I am disappointed. Organic food shouldn't need to be sacrificed at all, it should be a given, but it seems like it's become as much a status symbol as handbags were, and maybe that's due to the rise of Whole Foods.

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0

On Concerning Public Assistance, Shame, and Healthy Eating

@nell Agreed. In Chicago, Whole Foods is taking over a number (all?) of the empty buildings once occupied by our now-defunct food chain Dominicks.:/

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm 0

On How Muppets Do Money: Grover

Well this hit home. Hello, I'm a recovering Grover.

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm 0

On 1 is the Loneliest Number That You'll Ever Do ...

@annecara YES! Me too! Three books, now a month late, all half read. And I will likely walk out with fresh books to be half-read and returned late. <3 u public library.

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm 0

On Doin' That 1 Thing You Do

I did it! I did the thing: I threw a lot of money at my credit card bill (the end is near you guys...!) which prompted me to put in order my theater group's finances and, ugh, the nfp theater troop is doing better than I am.

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:05 pm 0

On The Cost of Being Robbed While Traveling Abroad

@MollyAuden Yes! This. Especially when the only preventative advice seems always to come from an Aunt who is clutching her pearls and invoking some story about gypsies gassing sleeper trains and stealing valuables and wondering why you are going in the first place.

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm 0