I recently went to a viewing for a man who died while dining at chain restaurant named for a vegetable. He wasn’t sick. He wasn’t old. He appeared to be in good shape. Danny was a good guy–he left behind a college-aged son and, between he and his ex-wife, they did a hell of a … More Things You Can’t Say Without Being a Dick
My husband had two days off in a row. Unusual for him. Wonderful for me. I miss the big guy when he works all the time. So, that morning, we looked out the patio door. Yup, it’s raining again. Driving, soaking, miserable, sopping rain. There’s been so much rain the first half of 2018, some … More Complaint Department: Closed
Unless you’ve been on a mountaintop without internet reception, you’ve probably heard the story earlier this summer of an UNEMPLOYED 30 year-old New York man who will not leave home. He’s been ensconced in his parents’ home for the last ten years RENT-FREE! His parents had to take him to court to get him out … More Check-Out Time at the Loser Hotel
I grew up in Minnesota with a sister who was five years older than me, a mother who regarded me as an accessory, and a dad who traveled for business. And then we moved to Maryland, but our new home wasn’t friendly like the Midwest. As far has having a sister went, the age gap … More Writers, Artists, Musicians, Players and Loners
Tomorrow is my birthday. This weekend is my fortieth-high school reunion. Thanksgiving and all its hoopla is on the doorstep… It’s kind of a trifecta for naval-gazing–throw in a funeral and it could be a perfect storm.