My oldest daughter is not yet a teenager, but I can see the current tween version of her teetering towards her future teenage self. She is becoming fluent in sarcasm and subversion. Occasionally she has accused me of "not understanding" her. Her scowl is well-practiced. But she's a good kid. Aims to please, has good grades, good… Continue reading Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE
When I was feeling ragey and confused during my college years, I would blast music from my CD player. I probably annoyed the other residents in my dorm, but I was the RA so I didn't care. The Singles soundtrack was my go-to CD to blast for tracks like "State of Love and Trust," "Birth… Continue reading seasons
Listen, I'm just gonna make this quick. Tomorrow night Big Little Lies premieres on HBO. I am telling you this for two reasons: A) If you've read the book and loved it like I did, I know you are going to want to see this series; and, B) If you haven't read the book by… Continue reading Big Lies, Little Lies, or Big Little Lies?
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… Continue reading my generation
Popular culture seems like our only culture in 2016, but it wasn't always that way. Thirty years ago we had to seek and find pop culture. We had to pursue it; it wasn't thrust upon us via 500 cable channels, the internet, or social media. We were lucky enough to see a glimpse of an artist… Continue reading like a bird without any song