Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE

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 […]

seasons

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 […]

everything old

I am nearing the end of my 42nd trip around the sun. I’m so old that the clothes we wore in high school and college are pretty much what kids are wearing now. I mean, we’re talking about Trump and the Clintons, too — are we sure it’s not the 90’s? Mark Twain said: There is no […]

I’m calling BS. On everything.

I’ve tried being positive. I’ve tried taking a social media break. I’ve tried drinking more. I’ve tried drinking less. And you know what I learned? I am not the problem. All of the bullshit is the problem. So I’m breaking up with the BS. Can I just start with the internet? Like, it could have […]

floods and prince and email. oh my.

I just thought I was having a rough week when the kids were unexpectedly home from school due to flooding last week. Little did I know Prince would die, thus ending a craptastic week craptastically. I’m not going to address all my Prince feelings in this post. He gets his own post. But I am […]