Move Over Charlie's Angels: How I Single-Handedly Solved a Police Investivation

“In the criminal justice system, made-up offenses are considered especially heinous. In Mayberry, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad, known as the Special Vixens Unit. These are their stories.” Chicago Tribune, 2006...more

As a retired cop, I have to laugh when I read this. But in seriousness, we HAD to make sure that ...more

Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned...

"It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution." ~ Oscar WildeGrowing up Catholic, confession was one of the dreaded tasks I had no way out of and never looked forward to, but unfortunately it was one of the necessary evils one had to undergo at least once a month. According to Don Battaglini, confession was as essential before receiving communion as scrubbing behind one’s ears is before going to the doctor, and he wouldn’t have it any other way....more

The Apology - effusive or elusive?

Apologies -- so neeedful, so misused. It seems people either apologize too much or too little. Yet a well placed apology can heal (or begin to heal) very deep wounds. An apology can say that the other person matters, and that their feelings are being heard in deep ways. ...more

I knew someone who had a horrible time apologizing. When I explained it was like bumping into ...more

He's liking him more than me...

Okay everyone this is something that has been on my mind for a while... There has been a guys who I've been interested in for quite some time now. We've been physical, and now it's to the point where I want to settle down with him...  problem is he says he doesn't want a girlfriend.  Tonight his homeboy starts an arguement about the way my hair looks, he said that it is the reason that his best friend doesn't want to be my man... BUT HE'S NEVER SEEN ME LIKE THIS BEFORE! ...more

I confess, I peaked

Upto seven months after we broke up, I checked The Ex’s email. ...more

Meat-eater seeks Vegan for formal apology

I will always remember my very first meal on my very first day of culinary school.  I was a peon, a newbie. So, when an upperclassman put a plate of sweetbreads down in front of me, I didn't dare let the welling up surge of fear show on my face. I was so grateful with a "Nelson Longbottom" look-alike sais to someone, "Ewwww, what is this?" It was promptly explained to him that he would be enjoying veal sweetbreads, aka a baby cow's thymus gland! ...more

The Merits of Eating Worms and Gargling Pee

As it turns out, my grade school bullies were right. I do eat worms and drink pee. It's fair to suggest their twisted little minds planted the idea in my head. As a squeamish child, I'd never have come up with that on my own – not unless one of those stones they threw knocked me in the worms-and-pee section of my brain. It's possible. ...more

It's one of those things that can't be undone. Forever and ever, to my friends and family, I'll ...more

The End of Innocence and Making It Big: The NYTimes spins yet another lost girl tale of innocence, regret and discreetly hot sex

Despite the provocative photo (and the big ass tattoo), the cover essay in the Sunday New York Times Magazine starts sweetly enough. ...more