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Solo Travel and Guilt

I’ve been reading a lot about traveling solo lately, and realized that most solo travelers are a) single and b) childless. I am neither of those. Married with kids (one grown, one almost-grown), I am nevertheless preparing for two solo trips. And I feel guilty. The first one will take me to the Caribbean, New…

Being sick

[:en] I was speaking a soft sort of croak that my colleagues jokingly called “sexy.” I think in reality it was more creepy than sexy.[:]


Anyone who’s ever watched a Woody Allen film will know that guilt is built into the culture of the East Coast Jewish family. The slightest mistake that we make will make us feel guilty, even when, if we look at it rationally, we know we couldn’t help it, or it was someone else’s fault, or…