The illustration from my Modern Love essay

My essay,“First Try the Pastrami, Then the Polyamory” , was in The New York Times’ Modern Love section onMarch 23, 2018.



Thanks for visiting. My online portfolio is here.  It lists all my published articles.

I ‘ve had articles published in Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Reader’s Digest, Elle Decor, Country Living, xojane, Yahoo! Beauty and Elephant Journal.  Here’s the links:

1. “I Got Addicted to Online Dating After my Husband Died” (September 21, 2105)  (xojane)

2. “I Yelled at My Dying Husband and I can’t Forgive Myself” (October 15, 2015)  (xojane)

3. “I Had to Channel My Inner B*tch to Live my Best Life” (Nov14, 2015).  (Good Housekeeping)

4. “At 50, I Became a Widow and a Teenager” (December 18, 2015) (Good Housekeeping)

5. “The Truth About lIving Alone for the First Time” (February 3, 2016)  (Elle Decor, 2.5k shares, also syndicated in Woman’s Day, 1.3k shares and Good Housekeeping)

6. “How I began Exploring my Sexuality After my Husband Died” (March 30, 2016)  (Woman’s Day and Good Housekeeping)

7. “How I Dealt with the Dark Aftermath of my Husband’s Unexpected Death” (April 8, 2016)  (Woman’s Day)

8. “As a Widow, I Find Myself Being Clingy in New Relationships” (April 27, 2016) (Woman’s Day)

9. “7 Sneaky Things Aging Does to You” (My only non-widow article) (May 20, 2016)  (Country Living, 1.1k shares, Woman’s Day and Yahoo! Beauty)

10. “My Husband was my Best Friend—Now I Don’t Know How to Live Without Him” (June 20, 2016) (Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, 2.3k shares and Yahoo! Beauty)

11. “10 Things You Should Never Say to a Widow” (October 2016) (Reader’s Digest)

12.  “How I Face Christmas After the Death of My Husband of 32 Years” (December 24,2016) (Mamam!a, Australia)

13. “A Widow’s Galentine to her Girlfriends”   (February 13,  2017) (Modern Loss)  

14. “My Father was My Grief Mentor” (June 13, 2017) (Modern Loss)

15.  ““Lessons from my Single, Scientist Dad”  (June 17, 2017) (Purple Clover)

16. “What I Want You to Know About Widowhood”  (June 29,2017) (Ravishly with over 2,000 shares)

17. “Patton Oswalt’s Engagement: What Should Grief Look Like”  (July 12th, 2017) (Ravishly also syndiated in The Good Men Project and Role Reboot)

17.  “My Wake-Up Call: It took a Stranger for me to Recognize Emotional Abuse”  (November 20, 2017) (Ravishly also syndicated in Mamam!a, Australia)

I’ve been a contributor to The Huffington Post since September 2015. My best received articles were on widowhood and include:

1. “Forgiving the Caregiver, I Yelled at my Dying Husband”  (November 11, 2015)

2. “On Being a Widow: Shouldn’t the Holidays be Easier by the Third Year”  (December 8, 2016)

3. “New Year’s Eve Without My Husband” (December 31, 2016, 1.4k likes)

4. “How I Learned to Navigate Dating as a Widow”  (Promoted, May 25, 2017)

5. “If You Want to Help the Widowed, Let su Talk about our Marriages” (December 22, 2017)