How I know the Starbucks siren loves the U.S. Military

I may have mentioned that the twin-tailed siren and I are friends. Good friends. No, the BEST of friends. She gets me. And I am a better person when she’s around. So the other day, we were chatting it up when coincidentally an email from Starbucks arrived. And for those of you that think this…

Thank someone — anyone, for helping make this country what is …

Yesterday, I wrote … with a nice black felt tip pen, not a word processor … twelve thank you notes. And when each one was finished, I couldn’t help but admire the curls, the angles, the varying thickness in the letters and, I imagined, that the recipients would be equally pleased by the appearance —…

Nanu Nanu – a final salute to a genius …

In honor of the often misunderstood, but still undeniable genius that passed yesterday, I watched Good Morning Vietnam last night. I tried to watch The Bird Cage, a movie that’s poignant humor will never cease to put me in a good mood, but couldn’t find it On Demand so I opted for Vietnam. And to…

At The Tomb of the Unknowns …

“My dedication to this sacred duty is total and wholehearted. In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter. And with dignity and perseverance my standard will remain perfection. Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk my tour in humble reverence to the best of…

Republicans are more patriotic than democrats

Republicans are more patriotic than democrats. That’s what I used to think. I’m not sure why – other than the fact that I like elephants. My mother was/is a democrat. And by no means did I grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth (or hidden in a kitchen drawer somewhere). But I never…

Jason Wu? Hello … I might need a dress!!

Lookie lookie, I’ve been nominated for an award – which, I think means that I also received the award? Then again, I’m not sure … it only says nominated … maybe there’s a drawing at the end of the year or something … maybe I can get a new dress ! Oh, Jason Wu, if…

THANK YOU

On Monday, I asked my son if he knew what day it was … he tilted his head, squinted his eyes, lifted his finger to his chin and tapped away like he was seriously considering some life altering decision.  And then,             “Library day!”  He replied.             Ah, yes.  I thought.  Library day … I…