I got into an interesting discussion with my daughter about the custom of women taking their husband’s name […]
Every now and again I come under attack from my family because of my bad memory. It’s usually […]
I am really suffering in the new news landscape created by the gutting of our daily paper. I was opposed to it to start with by the reality of it is so much worse than what I had anticipated. The minimal reporting that does happen in print is mostly re-runs of things on the Internet.
I feel completely disconnected from city, county and state news. Stories I have attempted to follow just drift away.
The paper arrives in print too late to read before work and is literally 75% sports and ads. The nation, international, metro and business news is one thin section of USA Today length stories, most of them not written by paper staffers. I normally consume a lot of news. What used to be the local daily for metro & statehouse news, a weekly suburban paper, and a weekly hyper local paper. With supplemental NPR and BBC & CNN on the Internet.
August looks like it might shape up to be a month of self discovery. Things I need to discover in no particular order:
We saw a bad movie last night. Actually it wasn’t “bad” in so much as it was poorly […]
We went to see Argo the other night at the dollar movie, except its now the $2 movie, […]
Couples and families often have in jokes & catch phrases that turn into short hand too obscure for […]
This has to be a quick and dirty post as I have 5 minutes before I will be […]
I am really bad at uncertainty. Change I’m good at, emergencies, bring ’em on, but uncertainty makes me […]
Trusty is one of those words that seems lonely without the “my” as in “I have my trusty…” […]
I had an interesting conversation with my husband last night and discovered I am as finicky as a cat with a bowl of discount food.
I was explaining how I was having a hard time believing folks when they told me I was good at certain things. He said “Well you’ve been that way for the last twenty years.” I told him that since I had not mastered some of the skills, it would be presumptuous of me to say I was “good at something”.
Making new friends is tough. Even more so when you’re on the wrong side of 40.
15 years ago today my husband and I were married. I know this because it is in my […]
…as in constrictor. We took a short, fast vacation to visit family over the recent holiday weekend (95% […]
One of the hazards of holiday shopping is finding things for yourself. I have so far purchased two […]