Mary Beth's List

What a year, non? This year, among other things, I am profoundly grateful for:

* friendships that still hold up after many years of living and growing

* flavored seltzer combined with nuun hydration tablets

* my running coach, who has been patient and wise and has shepherded my running back to a healthy place

* our new sheepadoodle puppy, Archie, who helped heal our hearts after the loss of our beloved Cosmo last winter

* the ability to travel and for excellent traveling companions

* wise yoga instructors, acupuncturists and massage therapists

* the kernel of excitement that I hope to grow into something fulfilling and sustainable

* my kids’ love of sports and being able to watch them learn new skills

Best of 2017


  • “Dear White People”
  • “Insecure”
  • “Stranger Things”
  • “Game of Thrones”


  • Breakfast overlooking the Pacific at Arenas Del Mar resort (the mango pancakes and gallo pinto especially)


  • Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
  • I’m Judging You, Luvvie Ajayi
  • Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman, Lindy West
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates


  • Costa Rica, Arenas Del Mar resort in Manuel Antonio, February
  • Portland/Bend/Seattle for solar eclipse, August
  • Denver, friend trip, October