Author Archives: MezzoSherri

Seven by Seven

I was at a workshop on Saturday, and something one of the students said got me thinking about a concept that’s come up in past spiritual classes I’ve taken: the idea that your body’s cells completely replace and recycle themselves … Continue reading

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A World Without

Last night, after what has been a draining week both on the national and personal fronts, I received the same “chain letter” from a few different theater friends on Facebook messenger. The message encouraged women to enact a “female blackout” … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Weight Watchers

Over the past couple months, I’ve been in the interesting position of being faced with the news that a couple different friends are embarking on paths in pursuit of intentional weight loss. One joined Weight Watchers and one had bariatric … Continue reading

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#loveiscompany

It occurs to me that when I was writing about the show last week, I may accidentally have created a false sense of opposition¬†between the gifts the production gave me and the insights I was exploring around fatness and self-hatred. … Continue reading

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The Shape I’m In

One of the main living-my-life endeavors that has occupied my time and energy during my “forgetting how to write” patch was doing a show. Yes, after all was said and done, I got a part in that Sondheim show I … Continue reading

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Use Your Words

It’s like I’ve forgotten how to write right now. As with so many autobiographical things I say here on JALC (auto-blogographical?), that statement has a bit of hyperbole to it. In the workplace context, I am as verbose with the … Continue reading

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A Qualitative Judgement

Well, the decluttering death march continues at its snail’s pace. Yeah, that’s hyperbole. Not so much about the “snail’s pace” bit, but more the self-indulgent and ham-handed analogy. After all, struggling with the quote-unquote burden of too much abundance in … Continue reading

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