Hi, Excuse Me…You Sound Like an Ass.

I am just about ready to jerk a knot in some jerks around Facebook. What happened to being NICE? Or just shutting the hell UP? ...more

Passing For a Boy

Have you ever had to pretend to be something you’re not in order to have the freedoms others take for granted? Had to “butch it up” or “don’t ask, don’t tell?” Had to “talk white?” Had to “go along to get along?” I’ve been reading a book called “The Underground Girls of Kabul” about an […] ...more

Gluten Soaked Republican Plastic Surgeons Need Not Apply

Have you noticed anything new about the look of the blog? Yep, those are ads. Upppppp there ^^^, and ovvvvver there >>> ....more

What Was Really Happening With Those Azaleas

Six or seven months ago as I walked to my office one morning, I saw a man from the grounds crew chopping up azalea plants by the sidewalk. My first reaction was horror—those plants were perfectly healthy. While I stood there on the sidewalk with my mouth hanging open, the man turned to me and shrugged. He spread his arms out wide over the wreckage then shook his head with resigned disgust. ...more
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Bless My Stupid Heart

Fifteen years ago, I kept a journal of sorts for a writing exercise. Each morning, I wrote three pages of stream of consciousness writing....more

Bless My Stupid Heart

Fifteen years ago, I kept a journal of sorts for a writing exercise. Each morning, I wrote three pages of stream of consciousness writing. This afternoon, I read it for the first time since then ....more

The Socialized Sociopath

Short Review of Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas: Read It. It’s a fascinating and cogently written look inside the machinations of a certified non-violent sociopath. You’ll learn and you’ll be intrigued, but don’t expect to get any emotional satisfaction out of the relationship ....more

On My Honor, I Will Do My Best

I put a lot of effort into living–and living right. I live like somebody’s going to be handing out ribbons at the finish line. This week, I was pretty convinced that if that did turn out to be the case, I would be handed a “Participant” ribbon ....more

REAL Mothering Milestones to Hang on My Charm Bracelet

G and the kids got me a Pandora charm bracelet for Mother’s Day. ...more