My Halloween Tradition

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  I'm reminded of this every year at Halloween. My 17-year-old can handle her own costume/party/tick-or-treating situation and has been doing so since she was about 13. She hasn’t really dressed up in the past couple of years beyond school events. My 13-year-old, though, still likes … Continue reading My Halloween Tradition

The Present

Today I sat down with the past, and we had a chat. I have to check in with the past from time to time. The thing about the past, though, is it doesn’t change. It doesn’t have anything new to say. It just is and always will be, and this is both sad and familiar. … Continue reading The Present

Me Too

Last night, I came home to a Facebook feed filled with "Me Too" posts. Women who have been sexually harassed or abused are using this simple phrase in an effort to draw attention to the sheer number of females who have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances and abuse. My first reaction was "not me," … Continue reading Me Too

The Best I’ve Got For Now

I've been sitting in front of a computer screen for days now, trying to decide what to write about, and everything I start stops. Nothing I have to say from my little corner of the Internet is coming together. It's garbage. Among the devastation of the Vegas shooting, the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, yet … Continue reading The Best I’ve Got For Now

Not Again

I woke up this morning to my daughter telling me about the Las Vegas shooting.  Another shooting. Massive casualties. And while the "thoughts and prayers" are going out in earnest, the finger-pointing has started right alongside them. Both are equally impotent in the face of this kind of depravity. No one can make sense of … Continue reading Not Again

Happy Fall, Y’all

So I made it through my 30-day detox, and I'm happy to report that I achieved what I set out to do. I'm feeling better, my skin looks pretty amazing, and my body shed a few pounds and inches as a bonus. Sometimes giving up what we think we need in our lives turns out … Continue reading Happy Fall, Y’all