• Lost My Geek Card

    A friend and I used to crack jokes about her being on the edge of losing her girl card because she didn’t like chocolate, or pink. Her shoe collection and love of designer handbags was probably the only thing that spared her from having her girl status completely revoked. Now,...

  • The Tall, Leggy Blonde.

    Lexi, after a pedicure. One year ago today, I walked into a busy park in Seattle and met this beautiful blonde. Her gait was kind of silly. She loped around like a kid who hadn’t quite figured out how to use her legs, even though she was definitely in mid-life....

  • Our Government Dropped the Ball on the Boston Bombings

    The Boston Marathon Bombers were Chechen Muslim immigrants that may, or may not, have had links to terrorist groups. I do not care that they were Chechen. I do not care that they were Muslim. I do not care that they were immigrants. Those are not the issues and don’t...

  • Boston, We Are With You.

    Earlier today, I was driving down the road with my daughter. The car in front of me had a bumper sticker on the back. It displayed a picture of the young man and listed him as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He passed away two years ago...

  • Book Review: Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems by Susan Jean Ricci

    When I read a book that’s been self-published by an Indie author, I’m often disappointed. It’s probably because I’m a writer too and I have certain expectations of how a book should look. Now, I’m not trying to argue that I am the pinnacle of all writerly goodness. I make...