Posts Tagged: Intense Relationships

Dress Your Family In Your Lover's Shoes

I was asleep on the overnight train from Carbondale to Chicago, dreaming about snuggling with my boyfriend, Sam. I awoke to find myself reaching for my seatmate—a newly released convict who did not want to snuggle.

“No,” he said, crossing his arms. I knew he was a former inmate from his grey sweatpants, matching t-shirt, and prison-issued sneakers. The Pinckneyville Correctional Center is halfway between Southern Illinois and Union Station. The midnight train is the cheapest option for shipping freed men north.

He shook his head. “I don’t cuddle.”

“Sorry,” I mumbled. It seemed pointless to explain that I’d thought he was my boyfriend of one [...]


The Jewish Daughter Diaries

One more thing about moms today. I recently read the very funny, embarrassing, and true book, The Jewish Daughter Diaries: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much By Our Moms, which is a collection of essays edited by Rachel Ament and written by some of my favorite ladies (and tweeters!): Lauren Greenberg, Anna Breslaw, Leonora Epstein, Emmy Blotnick, Almie Rose, and of course, Mayim Bialik.

One of my favorite essays (and like a conversation I have roughly every time I ask my mom for a recipe) is Jena Friedman's mom's recipe for cookies: