Am I Making a Fool of Myself?

Am I Making a Fool of Myself?

So, whatever you want to do, just do it. Making a fool of yourself is absolutely essential. - Gloria Steinem Am I making a fool of myself? Since launching my blog in 2006 and sharing every funny, unfunny, silly, sometimes super stupid thought that crossed my mind, I...

Make The Call

Make The Call

With all the things we can do on our cell phone - send money, create graphics, take pictures, read news, send email and texts, post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. - I think we sometimes forget that we can also use it to "make the call." As in a phone...

TED Talk Research Results, Part I

TED Talk Research Results, Part I

I won the golden ticket! A few weeks ago I won the opportunity to give a TED Talk this fall. At the time, the awesome folks at TEDx Tysons told me they'd be in touch to work with me on expanding my talk to 18-minutes in length. In touch when, I wondered. The next day?...

Think Before Paying It Forward

Think Before Paying It Forward

Random acts of kindness and generosity make my day. Doing them for others, receiving them out of the blue, those things make me smile and renew my faith in the goodness of humankind. But there are things we should think twice about before paying them forward. For...

Back by popular demand?

Back by popular demand?

If you think this thumbnail is bad, you should see the others! Yesterday I posted a new episode of Flaws Are The New Black , something I haven't done since November. Why the lapse in posting? I don't know. Maybe the holidays got in the way. Maybe I was too busy with...

On Repetition

On Repetition

“When we came out of the theater, we all agreed: the film was a waste of money, a waste of time, and a waste of energy.” Ah, repetition. People, particularly presidents of countries, cult leaders, and motivational speakers, use it frequently in speeches made to huge...

On Advice

On Advice

It's been one of those weeks. One of those weeks that starts off fine and then takes a nosedive so unexpected and painful you can't sleep and you can't think straight. You can't tolerate food but wine, wine is more welcome than ever. You keep your glass filled and...

Speaking of autism…

Speaking of autism…

Autism News You Can Use, the YouTube program I launched a few months ago in conjunction with Flaws Are The New Black, now has its own channel. This is bad, because all of you who subscribed to Flaws will no longer get to see it, but good because you can subscribe to...

I Can’t Feel My Face

I Can’t Feel My Face

The first time I heard the song, I Can't Feel My Face, I was with Cuy. We had his music on in the car and I said, "I don't get it. Why can't he feel his face when he's with her?" To which Cuy replied, with all the patience a teen can muster when speaking to an...

Thought the of Day

Thought the of Day

Be present for your life. Today's thought of the day is simple but significant. Live In The Moment. I remind myself to do this almost constantly. Stay in the moment, Susan. Be present right now. Don't let your to-do list or anxiety or unruly adult ADHD take your brain...

Different But Alike

Different But Alike

We've all got something that makes us different, thank God. Can you imagine a world of cookie cutter, Stepford people? Beam me up, Scotty, 'cause I'm not sticking around for that. But we all have things in common, too. I always wish we'd look for the common ground in...

Extra Stuff!

Extra Stuff!

My friend Meighan O'Toole of Stuff! Consignments in Gainesville has started a fun new series of events called Extra Stuff! and this coming Wednesday, September 19th, yours truly is the extra stuff. She's hosting Ladies' Night at Club Eclipse Restaurant (also in...