What's on your holiday wish list, America? Botox or Dentures?

The Thanksgiving Day weekend shopping numbers are in and it doesn't look pretty. Retailers were hoping to see bigger profits during Black Friday weekend....more

My iPhone 6 Plus case is a “conversation piece”

It never dawned on me that I could be so besotted with an object into which one can converse and the unseen responds. Enter FaceTime, Apple's most clever incarnation of mobile technology....more

What if I were dictator of the United States of America?

A friend recently commented on a photo I posted of myself onto Facebook. "We'll use that photo for posters when you become dictator." Hmm, dictator? I like the sound of that! There has never been a dictator of the United States. Perhaps with all the partisan quibbling, it's time....more

Baring it all at Paris Fashion Week

I followed Vivienne Westwood's lead on the Paris Fashion Week catwalk and wore a basket on my head and smeared lipstick all over my face. Big bows for Spring 2015!...more

Lucy and I are having a fashion OCD Ball

Last Wednesday August 6th, was the late TV comedy legend, Lucille Ball's, birthday. She has been my idol forever since I could relate to her on many levels. She was business-minded, hilarious, animated, direct, compulsive and fashion obsessed....more

Ruminations of a 'shut-in'

Last Friday, I paid another visit to my orthopedic surgeon to determine how much longer my leg will remain in a fiberglass cast monstrosity. The X-ray conveyed calcification in my femur, a great sign. The doctor proceeded to take off the cast with the hope of placing my leg in a soft cast for 6 weeks. He bent it and muttered "Hmm, no good, too 'rubbery.' I need to recast it and you will need to wear it for 3 more weeks." My heart sank, and all the energy was sucked out of the air. Toughen up 'Pretty Cripple', you will get through this, I thought....more
Karen Ballum Hi Karen, I think that chicken ad is from the 60s & 70s on this hilarious FB group. ...more

The Dollar Store-America's Deification of 'cheap'

I wonder what American homes will look like in 10 years. Just about every purchased object in existence has built in obsolescence. Our electronics, homes, infrastructure, clothing and personal items are built shoddily, produced for quick profit....more