Exquisite Insanity: Moms Who Write

by Katrina on August 4, 2015

I spoke on a panel a few weeks ago at the Bay Area Book Festival. The panel was moderated by local literary icon, Michelle Tea. (If you need an escape, her latest book, “How to Grow Up” will make you laugh out loud.) The authors on the panel represented a range of genres (from children’s books to literary fiction to non-fiction) but we […]


BlogHer? I barely know her.

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by Katrina on August 15, 2011

Last week I attended my first BlogHer conference, in San Diego. It was a trip. Thousands of women in cute summer dresses and shimmering lip gloss descended on the convention center ready to learn and network and maybe even pick up a new product sponsor. (Something about big groups of women makes me self-conscious about […]


Bay Area peeps: come hear Joan Blades speak about her book, The Custom-Fit Workplace, “an inspirational guide for making the workplace more nimble, trust-based, and – for business owners – more profitable.” I think she’s on to something… Joan co-founded, and then more recently,, which I like to think of as a kind […]


Event: Money and Meaning (Bay Area)

by Katrina on September 13, 2010

A friend of mine is putting together this program for Friday 9/17 at 12 pm. It looks intriguing. Are there really ways to make money without killing your soul? Or as my Uncle Peter would say, can you do well by doing good? If you’re in the Bay Area and interested in exploring how capitalism […]

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Divas, madonnas, and working mamas

by Katrina on May 14, 2010

The other day I saw Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the First Lady of San Francisco, speak at the Commonwealth Club about women and the media. She’s producing a very ambitious documentary called “Miss Representation,” about how the media under-represents women in positions of power and influence. She showed a short clip of the film, which included […]


Living a slow, rich life Tues. 4/20

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by Katrina on April 14, 2010

If you’re looking for inspiration how to get off that treadmill and live a slow, rich life, check out the talk my friend Andy is giving on Tuesday at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club.

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