Hi guys!

How you doing? Anyone got any good news to share?

I organized a family Zoom meeting for my very global family and we managed to get my son in India, my brother’s family in Hong Kong, and a bunch of us on the East Coast on at the same time. It was pretty great! But everyone talked over everyone else–there were 15 people on. Anyone have any tips how to make Zoom meetings work well?

I am still very much enjoying The Expanse. It’s not quite as good as Battlestar Galactica–the pinnacle of sci-fi shows IMO–but it’s very very smart. Plus all the most powerful people on the show are women and one of the, the Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, has pretty much the best outfits I’ve seen on TV since the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Check this link out just to see a few.

I’ve just finished reading Caroline Linden’s upcoming June book in which I learned a tremendous amount about how pottery was made in England in the the late 1700s. It’s a Taming of the Shrew story which inspired me to watch (my husband had never seen it!) one of my all time favorite teen movies Ten Things I Hate About You. Allison Janney’s romance novel writing cracks me up to no end. This scene guys…

So that’s me. How about you?


Hello! Just checking in….

How is everyone? I am now living with my unemployed husband and three of our four kids (they’re all employed and able to work remotely) which is much better than when it was just me and Sophie.

That said, my oldest son is still in India which makes me nervous and I find the news routinely overwhelming.

To soothe my nerves, I’ve been watching The Expanse and reruns of Scrubs–still the most accurate show about hospitals ever–and reading romances. (I am currently reading The Ruin of Evangeline Jones by Julia Bennet which is SO. GOOD.

How about you? Staying sane? (We’re here for you.) And what are you reading and watching?