I read today that a pack of cigarettes in NYC costs $14.50. A pack. Not a carton, a […]
Seeing as it is the “holiday season” there is more hugging going on than is typical. Friends hug you, your boss hugs you, acquaintances hug you, sometimes even strangers hug you. The stranger is usually the +1 dragged to party.
I almost never initiate hugs, but I always reciprocate. The almost is for friends kids under the age of eight and people that I know are “huggy”. Once a kid gets to be about nine years old hugs from people outside of the family can seem creepy.
I was deleting old text messages today and I came across one from a number I didn’t recognize. […]
I am conflicted about baking this holiday season. No one really needs the treats and fewer and fewer […]
Parenting is a slippery activity. My predictable response to uncertainty is to dive into a book. Do a […]
There is an American reporter on NPR, whose name I always forget, that inexplicably speaks in a BBC […]
Its that time again. Fire up the family dysfunction and let the games begin. What I am thankful […]
The Penn State scandal is very disturbing on many levels.
That it happened. That it went on for years. That people knew about it and didn’t stop it. That people witnessed it and didn’t stop it. And finally, that people seem to be as angry at the witnesses as they are at the perpetrator.
The anger at the witness is where my mind gets snagged.
I have a cold. Sore throat, sneezing, stuffy head, blocked ears and fuzzy thinking. Its a drag and […]
I had to iron a shirt today. Usually my husband does the ironing in our house, but I […]