Happy holidays to everyone reading (anyone left?). I’m hanging out in Brooklyn with my teenager, playing hipsters, this weekend, still traumatized by the disastrous, sad news of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The world will never be the same again. Both women left such a strong imprint on American culture, and I so hope that their spirits are joining up in heaven. I was a huge fan of Carrie Fisher when I was a teenager/young adult. I read all her books, hung onto her every word. She was so much more than Princess Leia. Don’t get me wrong, I was a fan of Star Wars back in the day, and she had represented one of the most significant female role models I had ever seen on celluloid, but as a child of a father with serious mental illness, she meant so much more to me. She represented being able to cope and live with mental illness. She taught me how to accept my fate and make the most of it, with a lot of laughter mixed in. I was lucky to see her play “Wishful Drinking” on Broadway in 2009, and to hear her on stage being so brutally honest about her life. My dad was/is bipolar so I related to everything she said including “Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” I understand what it’s like to lose control (or have a parent who did) and have things spiral. She was so open about her battle and I’m grateful, and I’m pretty sure she’s meeting up with her mother in heaven.
Anyway, here’s where I’ve been on the Internets lately:
PUBLICATION: THE VACATION GALS
PUBLICATION: TIMES OF ISRAEL
PUBLICATION: WOMEN & HOLLYWOOD
PUBLICATION: CIAO BAMBINO (my last piece in that publication!)
GLOBAL MOMS CHALLENGE/UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION (too many to list!)
I’m appearing in a few new publications next month including The Vacation Gals, Luxury Travel Mom and Trekeroo, and I was so happy to have appeared on Kveller and Times of Israel recently, two web sites I have been reading for many years.
Happy new year to you! Thanks for reading. Next year I have new things in store for this blog, stay tuned.