A perfect routine

We have been watching this dance routine endlessly. Mama and I can’t get enough of Charity & Andres on NBC’s “World of Dance.” We didn’t know bodies could move like that, and we are blown away by the heart, soul, creativity, precision, power, strength, and musicality of these young dancers. They choreographed this beautiful piece,…

Angels in our adventures

Mama and I went on an adventure to San Francisco today, because we wanted to see the Rube Goldberg exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. We’ve been looking forward to this day trip for weeks, though we nearly had to postpone, as I wasn’t feeling well last night. Having grown up learning about Rube Goldberg’s…

Cards from my besties

My birthday is this week and I got a little, early love in the mail today. Normally I don’t care for mail because it’s mostly bills and junk these days. But today’s mail included these two lovely cards with sweet notes from two of my best friends. Today’s #OneGoodThing was feeling loved and appreciated by…

366 Days of #OneGoodThing

If you asked me to tell you 366 good things that happened in my life this year, I’d be at a total loss. It was a crap year in a lot of ways. Physically, I felt like shit every single day. That’s right. Every. Single. Day. It turned out that I have a chronic autoimmune disease.…

Jennifer Weiner - Hungry Heart

My literary hero’s new memoir

My favorite author’s latest book is out today and it’s a memoir! I fell in love with Jennifer Weiner’s writing more than a decade ago. I found her first novel while wandering around Bookshop Santa Cruz (the local bookshop where I grew up), and it seemed like Ms. Weiner was speaking directly to me. I…

Seeing Trevor Noah at SSU

Trevor: Even better live

I fumbled yesterday. For the first time all year, I missed my self-imposed midnight deadline to share the day’s #OneGoodThing. It wasn’t that there wasn’t a good thing to share. In fact, there was a great thing. But by the time we got home from it, I was physically unable to share it because I…

perfect potatoes

Perfect potatoes

Today’s #OneGoodThing was refining our favorite potato dish recipe to the perfect potatoes. First, I boil little round potatoes with salt and rosemary until a fork goes into them easily. Then I smash them flat onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and preheat the oven to 400°. Next I sprinkle salt, pepper, rosemary and ghee onto…