Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Imagine I’m at a retreat for people with peanut allergies, and that the absolute worst, deadliest thing that could enter that retreat is a peanut butter sandwich, because that sandwich could kill every single person there in five minutes. So...
Lately, the endless stream of news stories about sexual assault by powerful men has made me feel pretty gross, not to mention increasingly worried. Staying positive, while being exposed to one grimy detail after another, is a tough sell. Even...
I will always be nostalgic about Halloween. Now that my kids aren’t little kids anymore, I don’t have costumes to shop for and faces to paint. Most of my piles of decorations stay in bins in the basement. It...
I saw a little girl shopping today with her mother. She couldn’t have been more than four, and there she was, walking down the aisle like a woman on a mission, her head held high and her little blue...
Is it safe anywhere anymore? That’s the question we keep asking ourselves and each other. No place seems to be safe from homicidal craziness, and the massacre in Las Vegas has only helped to worsen people’s growing unease. Over the past...
I am exhausted by outrage, exhausted by it. Also bored of it and a little bit depressed by it. Outrage greets me when I wake up in the morning and turn on the news. It’s on my car radio on...
The world didn’t end last weekend. If you’re reading this, you’ve dodged the apocalypse yet again. September 23 came and went and you, like me, still have to pay your bills, walk your dog, and fold your laundry. That Saturday...
It seems like forever ago, but also like yesterday. I was sitting in front of the TV watching the White House daily press briefing, as I do quite often, and Sean Spicer was behind the podium, as he always was....
I have never been able to understand what Ivanka Trump is doing hanging around the white house - sorry, not sorry. She has been mostly mum on the issues she claimed to be so passionate about before the Trump...
We have to discuss service; restaurant service, to be specific. Full disclosure: I was a waitress for a long time, both when I was younger and more recently, in both local and urban area restaurants. I have worked in little...
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