Five Life Lessons from The Godfather

John and I are spending the weekend in Dallas with my sister and brother-in-law.  They have an in-home theatre, and last night we ate Italian food and watched The Godfather....more

Who Mailed My Mom A Dick Pic?

Dick pics often happen when you least expect them. You’re scrolling through your Tumblr feed and out of the blue there’s a pretty graphic (fan-drawn) money shot of fictional characters getting it on across your screen, likely when there’s a nun or your boss walking behind you. Standing in a line at the deli there’s a Snapchat from a questionable acquaintance you met on Tinder who decides to get extra friendly by inviting you to dine on his gentlemen’s sausage. In this digital age, it’s an (unfortunate) fact of life that our generation has grown to grudgingly accept....more

Feed Your Travel Bug in College

 Stuck in college, but want to travel? Look no further than my post! Today I'm sharing some advice for feeding that travel but while you're stuck in college....more

Brown people problems versus white people problems

Last summer when I took the animals offspring to the park one beautiful lazy Saturday, I overheard a ‘white guy’ conversation about ‘white people’ problems. He was complaining about what a pain in the ass his ex-wife was. I felt sorry for him, of course I don’t know what her side of the story was. Maybe he was just a pathological liar. Some months later in a different park, I overheard a conversation between a young  wife and her husband....more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity Plus! A Quick Valentine's How-To!

Here's to 5 simple happenings from the week worth celebrating AND a bonus! quick Valentine's cake topper! Here's to Vaughn's new shoes and to her first indoor soccer game. (Are these shoes her or what?!)...more

My Feet Carry Me - Running Through Depression

For much of my adulthood, I have been a runner. For years, I belonged to a training group. I had a coach. There were paces, distances, track workouts, hill repeats, races. I distracted myself from the physical pain that comes with this level of training so that I could just do the work I needed to do and run faster or longer or whatever the end goal was....more

The Fragility of Life

Romance is NOT Dead in this Marriage

I am married, did you know that?I know. Sometimes it even surprises me. He (The husband. The Married) shows up all unannounced and is skulking around in the refrigerator, and I turn around and think, Wow! There’s this dude in here, all up in my refrigerator! How did that happen?I would also like to make clear: “All up in my refrigerator” is not code for something. In case you were wondering. We DO have codes for things, like, “Honey, you are the BEST.” This is code for, “I’m going to write about our relationship again today. Please forgive me.”Anyhow....more

Friday Wrap-Up, February 6th, 2015

It's been a decent week. Nothing too dramatic. I did get to see someone at the Hospice where mom died and I'll definitely be utilizing their services. Group work after I get back from BC, and wellness therapies as soon as possible. Those include complementary massage therapy, Reiki, and reflexology, etc, for up to two years. The insomnia is back in full force and I need the help in getting my body back in balance....more

Why I Didn't Punch You in the Face When You Diagnoised My Son w/Autism

Dear Target Cashier: If you overlook my spider smashing ways and the countless childhood fights between my four sisters and I, I’m pretty nonviolent. But that’s not why I didn’t punch you in the face. And even though I’m all for freedom of speech and expressing your opinions, that’s not why I didn’t punch you in the face, either. ...more