I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

In 1978, or maybe it was ’79, I became the proud owner of a real Barbie doll. My Pretty Changes Barbie wore a fabulous, yellow satin jumpsuit and included accessories that allowed me to change her look. I could change her hair as well; she came with wigs. She was my prized possession. I was […]

kids, cups, and brooms

I don’t watch the news as much as I used to. So many bad and troubling events in the world. Divisiveness is running rampant in our country. People are putting butter in their coffee. We live in strange times. But the one thing I really can’t seem to get my head around, the one thing […]

A Creative Outlet

I try and have tried for years to be thankful for what I have in life, as I know even in my hard times, there were folks having harder times. Never was this more difficult for me than when I had a day job that required me to be at a desk all day. In […]

31 Days: Women + Halloween Costumes.

For years I have been puzzled by the choices many women — young and not so young — make for their Halloween costumes. It’s become a long standing joke that women’s Halloween costumes are “slutty” this and “sexy” that. Can we stop this trend please? One thing that bothers me about this is that it’s […]

We Came, We Saw, We Ran a 5K.

Somehow it was decided that my first 5K would be at Disney World, instead of something, say, in the Houston metro area where I live. I mean, why make it easy? Had I known that running a 5K would require waking the entire family at 4AM on a Friday morning, I probably would have declined. But […]