Voice-to-Text Blogging: A New Solution to Tendinitis and Sunshine

Today I experiment with voice-to-text journaling/blogging. For months I’ve been considering this as an alternative to the dreaded paper and keypad.   Dreaded? Why dreaded?   I used to love writing in hardcover journals I could paste magazine pictures into; and I also enjoyed how fast I could type stream of conscious on the computer… but pregnancy brought…

Poetry is Better Than Strategy in the A.M.

730am. Zack is up and about the house. 830am. Zack is off to law school. 930am. I have to log into my work laptop from my home office. That leaves two large hours between the time I am first roused and the time I need to be doing something. Two hours during which I have no…

Dear Tash: Childlike (Not Lifegaurdlike) Faith

Dear Tash, Last year, the Black Lives Matter movement brought to the surface your questions about how to attain a life well lived, your anxieties about the tension between public service and a comfortable American dream, and your frustrations with the limitations of an introverted self. Your friend Niyah has been moved to pursue a PhD in…

Dear Tash: Gratitude Outranks Control

Dear Tash, Sometimes something happens to make you feel a little out of control. You can’t stop a friend from making a disappointing decision in spite of your sage advice. You don’t have the physical energy to convert your home from chaos to clean. You are stood up for a much-anticipated hangout and busy calendars make it hard…

I Just Want to Pin Recipes and Never Enter the Kitchen

Tonight, I am draped over the couch I inherited from a group house long ago, and I have spent the last hour and a half looking at TV clips and movie trailers and new content added to Netflix I will never watch, and scanning images on Pinterest for recipes I will never cook and DIY crafts I will never make. I’ve…

I’d Like to Write a Book but the Boss Wants to Watch Netflix

After listening to a particularly inspirational Lively Show podcast on Thursday, I got this image of a young and vital Tiny Tash who was all jazzed up about doing wonderful things (e.g., responding to a friend’s letter, doing my physical therapy exercises, etc.) as an alternative to sulking around like a couch potato with a Netflix…