Category: Narrative

  • Youthing

    Youthing

    We are constantly being bombarded with anti-aging propaganda and the products to go along with it.  There are anti-aging body lotions, anti-aging brain games…there’s even anti-aging shampoo.  Shampoo?  Unless we’re talking about growing gray, I can’t really grasp the concept of old hair.  How old could a head of hair possibly be anyway?  If we’re striving […]

  • Fibs, Lies and Chinese Turkey Rolls

    Fibs, Lies and Chinese Turkey Rolls

    New parents can be pretty amusing as they rattle off all the things they will never do with their children.  Some declarations are honorable: I’ll never serve fast food to my kids!  Some are sensible but unrealistic: I’ll never let them stay up past ten o’clock on a school night!  Some are control-freaky and horrible: […]

  • My New Lover

    My New Lover

    I’m going to do some things in today’s post that I’ve never done in this blog before.  For starters, I’m going to tell you what really gets my motor going.  I’m going to get specific.  And I’m going to name names.  Brace. Women often have to think outside the box to spice things up at […]

  • Nobody’s Perfect

    Nobody’s Perfect

    There’s always room for improvement, right?  But I worry about the state of humankind every time January 1st rolls around.  People begin compiling lists of New Year’s resolutions, and that gets me to twitchin’.  Whether or not I’m a little bit psychic is debatable (see: Madame Fortuna Knows All), but I bet I can predict […]

  • What the Dickens?!

    What the Dickens?!

    Let is never be said that I am a Scrooge during the holidays.  But for some reason, this year, I just can’t seem to get my merriment on. I first noticed it while picking out our Christmas tree.  Normally, I give the same attention to buying a tree as I do to buying a house.  […]

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas

    The excitement of Christmas, and all ita wonders, can dwindle for some of us, as we age.  Rather than embracing a time for rejoicing, or devotion (should one reflect on the actual meaning of Christmas), the season can become a drudge of extra chores that nobody needs to add to their overloaded agendas. Often, at this […]

  • Very Bad “Car-ma”

    Very Bad “Car-ma”

    New York State has a “Lemon Law” to protect consumers if they buy a new car that seems to have very bad karma.  But what if the car isn’t the problem?  What if it’s really your mechanic who’s the lemon?  Or what if the unthinkable happens – both car and mechanic have the worst mojo […]

  • Killer Instinct

    Killer Instinct

    Competition can bring out the best in us, or the absolute worst of our animal nature.  I am highly competitive, but when push comes to shove, I fall apart in spectacular ways because I lack the killer instinct. Some years ago, I was an archer, traveling around the country to compete in tournaments.  One of […]

  • What’s Cooking?

    What’s Cooking?

    Whenever I watch cooking shows on television, I’m always amazed at how foolproof the recipes seem to be.  It’s the same thing time and time again…the chefs chop and dice lots of ingredients, they stir and toss and sauté, plate and taste…making it all look so effortless.  When they sample the food, their reactions never […]

  • My Friend

    My Friend

    There used to be a white-hot rage ever-present beneath my good-natured exterior.  People wouldn’t have believed this about me, but if you’ve ever been a passenger in my car, you might know what I’m referring to.  Yes.  I admit it.  I have occasionally been “roadragious.”  [If you’re clacking your tongue already, you’d better pace yourself. […]