Mistakes Were Made

One of my favorite cartoons comes from the pre-Simpsons Matt Groening circa the 1980’s. I came across it in Baltimore’s hipster publication, The City Paper. Interestingly, Matt Groening was not the first person to use the passive-voice construction as a deflection device with┬áMistakes were made. Ulysses S. Grant, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Chris … More Mistakes Were Made

Red Bikini Underwear

There’s a laundry detergent commercial airing all over the place in which a mom and dad are folding a mountain of laundry because their adult children and in-laws have moved in with them. Dad holds up a rather large pair of underpants with a look of horror on his face. Mom snatches the giant granny-panties … More Red Bikini Underwear

Northern Lights

Imagine if each of us walked around with the pain we carry inside all fully transparent–we’d look a lot like bobbing heads atop Swiss cheese since our losses are many, and our inner selves still raw with ache. So when I picked up a debut novel with the intriguing title NORTHERN LIGHTS, I met a … More Northern Lights