Fruma Sarah

Ok. Clothes off. Makeup off. Pajamas on. Sleep med swallowed. It’s 5:24 a.m. and there is a car full of teenagers parked downstairs blasting WAP. Aaaaah, NYC. Was tonight’s outfit a bomb? Not entirely. It was a rush. A rough draft. A first attempt. Lessons were learned. Wisdom engaged. A foundation laid. Why do I […]

Takeaways from today’s Unfinished Live 2022 talks at The Shed

I virtually attended a conference today. Everything about the future of tech/engagement/IP/civil discourse/art/literature/hacking/etc. Cool stuff. Here are some preliminary takeaways: 1. The role of red teams:A red team is a group of people who play devil’s advocate in order to secure feedback. We all have blind spots. I’m autistic and we’re excellent at pointing out […]

Believe it or not, it’s just me

I have this superpower with men. I make the perfect platonic girl friend. I can’t tell you how many times it has happened. I only started figuring people out a few years ago, but once I did, I went to the head of the class. Everyone loves feeling understood and I give that. I can […]

Planet Claire

I went to the dentist today. The one Michael set me up with as a parting gift. His office is up on 86th between Madison and the park. I had time and I needed some art so I walked the two blocks to the Met. From the dentist to some of the most beautiful art […]

All you have to do is call my name

Today is a level three Owen Wilson “wow” fall day. Might be false fall. But still. My window’s open. The air feels great. I don’t feel, as someone else once put it, like I’m being stung by a million bees. I was able to text Jack to clean up the kitchen without getting worked up […]

TV Party

Ten days ago, Nikola invited me to see Henry Rollins tell stories at a theater up in Tarrytown. So last night we ventured into the continental United States via MetroNorth along the Hudson with a couple cans of rosé. I love public transportation. Rollins was amazing. We walked into the theater as the show was […]

Lullaby

On a night when all I want to do is cry, I take a few mushrooms and start playing lullabies, working on a playlist for a little girl far away across the continent, who by force of will, will be the love of her father’s life. I start praying to Chopin. Prayer comes when I […]

When the tears come streaming down your face

Kristen reminded me of Jeff Daniels’ existence so Instarted rewatching The Newsroom. Typical Aaron Sorkin formula. Frank Capra American optimism with sardonic humor. It reminded me of when I used to watch MSNBC daily. When I used to do political stuff. News cycle adrenaline junkie stuff. Midway through S1:E4 you hear Coldplay’s “Fix You” (manipulative […]

Da na na na ta…

I broke my toe nail last night in a dream. In my dream life those tiny things are just as overwhelming as they are in the waking. I was back in Tucson, as who I am now. There were two people fighting for attention. Someone new, and the ex. I was happy to see him. […]