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In Which I Focus on Clutter and Manage to Avoid Doing Anything About It

My house is full of it.

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In Which My Credit Card Company Profiles Me and Becomes Suspicious

My card was apparently stolen…by me.

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In Which I Meet Strangers on a Train and Eavesdrop on Them

The other passengers on Amtrak provide unexpected entertainment.

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In Which I Celebrate the New Year and Find That…It’s Complicated

New Year’s Eve for grown-ups? It’s complicated.

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In Which I Assemble Top-5 Lists and Ponder the Year’s…Achievements…

The top 5 tasks I successfully put off in 2010.

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About This Blog

“Semi-Charmed Life is a blog about my personal impressions of life in the Maryland suburbs and the greater D.C. Metropolitan Area. How’s that for giving myself permission to write about anything? There we go: It’s a blog about anything. Please stay tuned.”

Paula Whyman is an award-winning writer who grew up in Montgomery County. Her stories can be found in literary journals and anthologies, and her humor essays have appeared in The Washington Post and on National Public Radio. She is working on a novel. Plus, she can teach any dog to sit.

For more on Paula and her work, see www.paulawhyman.com. Also see Bethesda World News, the parody newspaper founded by Paula’s alter ego, Isabel Brooke.

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