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Reaching out/Not reaching out

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-The new "anti self-help" literary genre is full of profanity -Here's a Times story I did about all the new street preachers and huggers-without-portfolio that I've seen popping up on the streets post-election. If restaurants and stores can pop up, why ...

Recent-ish work

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-I made a video for Vanity Fair called The Donald Trump Holiday Gift Guide -Here's a Times column about the etiquette of co-working spaces (public offices in which you can rent deskspace) -Some radio radio: I talked to Lynne Rossetto Kasper at ...

How Not to Be a Jerk About Sharing Vacation Photos

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I loved being on the public radio show Q to discuss my recent article about online oversharing. The folks at Q have called the segment How Not to Be A Jerk About Sharing Vacation Photos.

Recent Yammerings

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In the Times, I've discussed the tyranny of other people's vacation photos, and the etiquette of the empty nest. The former contains the phrase "comfort bosoms."

Recently

Monday, June 27th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-I wrote about having a virtual assistant named Amy for ten days, in the New York Times -I peed on North Carolina's bathroom law, in the New Yorker  

My Month of Yes

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I spent a month saying yes to opportunities that scare me or take me out of my comfort zone, and then wrote about it for the New York Times.

I miss Downton’s Thomas and O’Brien

Monday, January 4th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/downton-by-the-seashore 

Uneasy Lies the Head

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Vanity Fair had me ask six therapists and mental health professionals whether Donald Trump is legitimately a narcissist. Psychology Today wrote a follow-up (the sparky British tabloid the Daily Mail also  wrote a follow-up, as did something called IfYouOnlyNews.com).

“Welcome to Weedstock”

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I recently attended the National Cannabis Summit in Denver for a New York Times story. Caught up in the go-go-go entrepreneurial zest on display at the Summit, I went and visited a few pot dispensaries, telling one of them, "I ...

Recently

Monday, October 19th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Should you be close friends with people who you work with? At the risk of sounding churlish, I argued "No" on this episode of the public radio show Q. (The opposing and more humane "Yes" is provided by "noted cozyologist" ...