my generation

If you are reading this, congratulations! You made it to 2017. It’s not a given that we’ll make it through any year, but 2016 felt particularly dicey. In a year in which we lost so many artists and cultural icons, my family and I suffered personal losses as well. We lost my father-in-law in October. It’s […]

The Year That Was Not So Great

In a normal year, I don’t personify the previous twelve months at the end. I don’t blame it or call it names. I don’t accuse it of wrong doing or malevolence. But 2016 was not a normal year. It was drunk and stupid and hated me. That being said, I agree that it seems silly […]

You didn’t ask, but here’s what you can get me for Christmas

Christmas is coming. The goose is not getting fat, but my kids’ Christmas Lists are bursting at the margins. Yet no one — not one person — has asked me for MY Christmas List. Perhaps I am an intimidating presence, what with my ability to carry two loads of laundry at once and all. I can […]

christmas and cookies and CALM DOWN

Perhaps I’m a Scrooge. Perhaps I just think it’s fun to say “Bah humbug!” and that makes people think I’m a Scrooge because everyone is so quick to judge. Or maybe, just maybe, all y’all need to calm yourselves down about Christmas. That’s right. I said it. CALM. IT. DOWN. First of all, you are […]

A Winning Recipe For Holiday Entertaining

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayPairings #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Wine and music are two of my favorite things. My very favorite thing to do is go to concerts. One band we (usually) never miss when […]