We Deserve Magic Earrings, Misfits, and Rock & Roll Superheroes, Not This New 'Jem and the Holograms'

I discovered the magical hair bleaching properties of peroxide the summer of 1987. We started out using Sun-In, but soon discovered that peroxide was way cheaper. This a vital detail. Remember it. We'll come back to it in a minute. ...more
AMEN! I was ultra annoyed when seeing the girls clothing line at Target when shopping with my ...more

Voice of My Generation: 20 Years in the Shadow of Kurt Cobain's Death

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. Ten years ago I wrote about his death and a young man named Crazy Tony. Ten years ago I was more sentimental than I am now. ...more
Well, I was 29 when he died so I wasn't a teen and he certainly didn't define my generation. ...more

Mourning a Father I Never Met

I've discovered that it is much easier to mourn a cat than it is to mourn a biological father you never met. I don't know how to do this and I want there to be some sort of rules, some program to follow, and once you follow that program you get to be done with the mourning and proceed to the living with grief until you're healed or as healed as you're going to be part. ...more

How I Moved my 11-year-old Website to a New Web Host

Warning, about 99.99% of you are going to want to skip this one. But for that teeny tiny percent of people who have self-hosted Wordpress websites, this might come in handy. So Bakiwop asked how I backed up and moved I Will Dare to a new host. I would like to say it was a lot of hard work and thinking, but it wasn't. In fact, it was kind of ridiculously easy, especially once I read instructions. ...more
It does look like a daunting task when you first start out. But like you said, directions are ...more

You Are What You Post: A Warning & A Rant

About seventy-eight times in the past few weeks I've seen this tweet or Facebook update that basically boiled down to this thought: "I can't believe X thought Y about me." The update is usually made by some woeful person who has just been smacked in the face with how their online persona is perceived by those in their social network. ...more
So true, and I am guilty of all of those things at one time or another haha!more