Sunday Sweetness–1923 Never Left Us

I stumbled across the remake of “The Great Gatsby” the other night. Couldn’t resist watching it again. If you haven’t read the book, please do ....more

It’s a Wonder Any of Us Survived

Tonight, I listened as another mother expressed some guilt over discovering that her 9 week old baby wasn’t gaining enough weight. The lactation consultant figured out that the baby needed more milk in the evening when the mom’s supply was low. After...more

Do I Dare To Eat a Peach?

Tonight at the grocery store, I sorted through a late summer box of peaches. Picked each one up and smelled it to see if it would ever get ripe. Checked the soft skin for signs of brown rot ....more

In That Other Half of the World

Today is the fall equinox--the day when dark and light are almost equal....more

In That Other Half of the World

Today is the fall equinox–the day when dark and light are almost equal. The day when our spot in the rotation around the Earth, given the tilt of our axis, points towards things growing darker and colder. But just for a time ....more

You Gotta Break a Few Eggs

It’s time for my annual humiliation–the night I attempt to bake a simple cream cheese pound cake for the big cake auction: The Thrilla In Vanilla. How hard could it be, you know? It only has six ingredients and a couple of steps ....more

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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