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Happy Father’s Day

Father's Day is always a day of mixed emotions in my house. My oldest has a relationship with his father, and is now a father, himself. My middle child has no relationship at all with his father, and gets quite pissed off if you refer to him as that. He'll tell you in...

New Year, New Look

Well, folks - I'm starting my 47th year on this big, flying ball of carbon. If you've hung out here for any length of time, you know I'll use any excuse I can to try out a new theme for this site. And so I've changed things up a bit using my birthday as the excuse,...

Using My Hardheadedness for Good, Not Evil

I've always been told I'm hardheaded. So much that it's become somewhat a badge of honor for me. In my younger days, there were people on the planet (who shall remain nameless - you know who you are) who were convinced my hard head would be the death of me, and that...

The Wrong Boat

I’ve been spending a couple hours each night moving files from one computer to another and cleaning up what I leave behind on each drive. I came across a letter I had written about 3 years ago and, in it, found this little gem of introspection:

I’m a PC…I’m a Mac…No, wait…I’m both!

I know it's been forever and a day since I've posted. For that, I apologize. Life has been entertaining me with gusto here lately. (That's code for kickin' my butt.) There are SOOOOO many things I could write about and update you on, but I'll start with the most...

“Old” From Another Angle…

It appears I’m on an “old” kick, here lately. Don’t know why – just seem to be attracting “old” jokes right now. Maybe the Universe hears my knees popping when I get up and move around or my groan as Gravity grabs me and slams my ass onto Mother Earth each morning as I get out of bed.

Don’t know, but I sure have been feeling old. But feeling old and looking old are two different things. Speaking of…

Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, “Surely I can’t look THAT old?!”

Well…you’ll love this one:

Just in case you weren’t feeling old today …

My friend, Karen, sent this to me via email today: The people who are starting college this fall were born in 1992. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. The CD was introduced two years before they were...

All Wired Up

I was using my new neck massager the other day and said, to no one in particular, "Shoot...now all I need is a new back massager for my chair and one of those foot massager gizmos for under my desk, and I'll be set!" Then I noticed a strange look on the kids' faces....

No More Pain in the Neck

We had Christmas with my parents yesterday (because they're traveling to my sister's in Maryland for the actual holiday)...and lookey what they gave me! The darling thing is around my neck as I type this, as a matter of fact. It is lovely. For someone who sits at a...

Long Overdue

We live in the same city, but I haven't laid eyes on her since my backyard project in May. Ridiculous. This picture was part of my Christmas present from her this year. You see, she knows me...well. She bought a beautiful silver and glass picture frame and then had...

Gratitude in the Form of Letting Go

This Thanksgiving, I notice a theme: Letting go. Letting go of expectations - of myself and others. If your life has been feeling heavy lately, this will instantly lighten things up. Trust me - I know this from experience. Letting go of "someday". One of the most...

Milestones and the Asshats at the DMV

We attempted to celebrate an important milestone in both a parent and a child's life today: going to get a Driver's Permit for Second Son. Note: Not a license - a permit. Ironically, on the way there, our local NPR station was playing an editorial piece written by a...