What’s better for breaking news? Twitter or the paper?

I write for a large-market newspaper and when the freelance Gods smile down on me, a few other regional and national news organizations. The other day I posted a FB request asking for copies of what at the time, was yesterday’s issue (sometimes I like to send articles to my mom like she’s always done…

Thank you MacGyver, I’ll be just fine …

I like being an American. Really, I do. I am a card carrying member of the red white and blue. But sometimes – I admit – I wouldn’t mind living off the grid for a while. Of course I’d want the rest of the world to go on standby and wait until I got back…

SURVIVOR Suburbia Neighborhood Style

Earlier tonight … I was on my way to soccer practice (not for me, for my daughter) when a thought so profoundly funny hit my brain that I almost had to pull the car over. You know how I’m throwing a SURVIVOR party for a bunch of (dare I say, privileged) eleven year olds this…

Who Wants A Pony??!

I am stumped.  Any guesses why??  A few hints … It’s not because I can’t figure out what to get my father-in-law for his birthday.  Not because I don’t know what to make for dinner or where I’ve managed to lose yet another set of car keys.  And I’ve given up on learning HTML so…

Stop Making My Food Talk

When my children (ages 12, 10, 5) refer to something (or unfortunately someone) as that which or whom they hate, I ALWAYS tell them that, “hate is a very strong word and you can’t throw it around just cause you don’t like something(one).” But, I gotta tell you, one of the things that I really…