How To Get Over Being Lonely—hint, rum helps.

It happens to all of us. Yes, even the people who appear to have it all together …

Secretly, I did flip off the village idiot …

I am a recovering fanatic. Really. I am. What? You’ve never heard the term before? OK. OK. I coined it but mark my words peeps, one day Oprah will do a show about people like me (that is if she ever does the smart thing and returns to hosting a talk show instead of running…

How to be a good friend (bring your calculator)

Remember word problems in school?  You know, ones like this: If person A drove 15 mph for 60 miles and person B drove 20 mph, who would get to mile marker 35 first … or something like that. Well I have a word problem for you. Here it goes: Suzie is friends with Mary. Mary…

I still want my tiara!

I loved high school. I mean hey, I had the world at my feet and a fully deployed umbrella over my head. What wasn’t to love? I had a lot friends, a nice house and a closet chalk full of fabulous stuff. BUT. For as much as it pains me to admit this … there is…

Why all kids should be involved in sports —

I’m lucky I was an athlete. And I am blessed to have children that are also athletes. Not just because of their impending success, but because of the failures. And even more so, for all the friendships made on the field, on the track, on the court — for those friends that carried me through…

This just in — Trump drops bid for presidency (JK)

Real good news doesn’t come along very often. And by “good news” I’m referring to the kind that makes your heart stop (of course it doesn’t really stop, ‘cause that would be bad news and defeat the whole purpose of the good news). I’m referring of the kind of good news you don’t expect. Like…

Is it possible to have more than one soulmate?

I read once that we have multiple soulmates. And that they come and go in our lives, sometimes staying for years, sometimes for a few moments, sometimes without even acknowledgement. Yet the idea of having multiple soulmates goes against everything that’s, shall we say, conventional. But it makes sense because the idea that one person…

Be Still The Jabberwocky Approaches …

It was clear something wasn’t right. The two young girls had abandoned their usual unrehearsed, easy smiles for more serene expressions. Almost as if someone had told them how to be. Hands purposely shoved into the pockets of their respective summer smocks. Feet consciously kicking at the ground beneath their shoeless soles. Bodies stiff like…

Coats, New Years and Lasagna.

I know, I know.  For the past few weeks you’ve about had it with talk of New Year’s resolutions.  You’ve read and been told by umpteen colleagues, friends, family members, not to mention complete strangers – like the clerk at the grocery who insists on telling you how they just joined a gym and are…