Thursday, December 14, 2017


We all know “that person” – the one with no filter, who jumps at the chance to share their opinions in mixed company, regardless of how unpopular those opinions might be. Everyone knows someone like that. He’s the guy at...
Every woman I know who has married in the past few years has this in common with the others: once they walked down the aisle and said “I do,” they ditched their maiden names and adopted their husband’s surnames. We’re...

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As we spend more time on-line and learn to measure our worth by “Likes” and “Followers,” our young people (and the not-so-young rest of us) are developing a skewed view of life. Memes are some of the wittiest, most hilarious,...
As the scary, stressful 2017 limps to a close, we all need a treat, and when it comes to the good news, there is nothing quite as fun and distracting than the privileged pomp and circumstance of a royal...
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...
The writing was pretty much on the wall for Sears when the company announced they were “restructuring,” and everyone’s assumptions were confirmed when they announced liquidation plans this summer. While news like this doesn’t come as much of a surprise...
I held off on writing about the Blue Jays to give them a chance to prove the critics wrong and make an 11th hour run at a wild card spot. Alas, I fear it is not to be. As...
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 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...
“Why can’t you wait until I’m dead?” my grandmother would laugh, half joking and half annoyed. “Don’t talk like that! You’re not dead, you’re here to tell me what can be thrown out. If this place ever caught fire, it’d...
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