Grose Thoughts

  • March 10, 2017 Shut-In Metabolism

    A few weeks ago, I did not leave my house for 61 straight hours. That is my default state. I have long been a homebody; I have been with my husband since I was 2

  • January 12, 2017 Less Than Zero

    I used to work with a guy who almost never responded to my emails. My desk was 30 feet, tops, from his. I wasn't his direct report, but there were occasionally projects on which I needed his buy-in. ...

  • January 02, 2017 Living My Best Life in 2017

    I really do think resolutions are profoundly stupid, and yet maybe I am also profoundly stupid because I am making some for 2017. They are very un-me, which is to say, barfy and Oprah-ish. But there's...

  • September 15, 2016 The Full Catastrophe

    My first week back at work after maternity leave was lovely. I remembered what it felt like to have mastery over something, and I fell back into the temporal grooves of the day easily. But sometime on...

  • August 31, 2016 American Heiresses and American Moms

    Because I enjoy a high degree of organizational chaos in my life, I am going back to work with a two-month-old at home and a three-year-old in preschool and putting out my second novel, all in Septemb...

  • July 27, 2016 Big Momma Thang

    I haven't had time to write for myself in a while. I was busy being extremely pregnant and having a full time job that involves mainly editing and managing. Because my pre...

  • August 11, 2015 Bears and Fresh Air

    *I'm Reading: *About a fatal bear mauling in Yellowstone . A 63-year-old man named Lance Crosby was found, ...

  • June 16, 2015 Palling Around with Terrorists and Accessorizing with Condoms

    *I'm Reading*: First, apologies for the brief hiatus in newsletters. I have been super busy with work that pays me! Which I will tell you more about as soon as I can. When I haven't been working, I ha...

  • May 29, 2015 Flinstones, Tomboys and Beekles

    *I'm Reading:* Over Memorial Day weekend I was searching for a summer read when I saw my pal Jessica Coen post an Instagram of herself loungi...

  • May 22, 2015 Bikers and Blake Face

    *I'm watching*: It's a holiday weekend so I'm not going to make you think too hard. Instead I will just offer you two examples of my favorite new genre of YouTube video: NBA all-stars at press confere...