Why You Should be a Swinger

Do you want to do something easy and fun that will make you weightless? Do you want to feel the breeze in your hair as you float through the air while laughing out loud? Go swing. You can do it alone or with a group of people of all ages. And, it’s legal!...more

My Troll Hates My Pubic Writings


The Joy of Traveling with Children (over age 30)

If given the choice between traveling with small children and having a root canal, I’d be at the dentist office sucking laughing gas before noon. I adore kids but the logistics of getting them more than 100 miles is too much to endure unless they can be shipped like golf clubs or crated like pets....more

Forget Kinky - Give me Coffee and Kisses

  The National Retail Federation predicts that $18.6 billion will be spent this year on Valentine’s Day gifts that include jewelry, flowers, candy, and greeting cards. However, many middle-aged couples ignore the hype and prefer a nice dinner with fine wine, a slow dance on the patio, and a tender look that says:“I will love you forever. Have you seen my dental floss?”...more

Let's Talk about Socks

 I love socks. I grew up in Idaho where the winters require boots and a collection of thick, colorful socks, enough to fill an entire dresser drawer. Also, my pitiful feet resemble hooves fringed with bald sausages, and they practically scream to be covered. I wore socks during childbirth because my feet were uglier than all the mess associated with labor and delivery....more

Five Reasons to Attend Your School Reunion


Two Shades of Grey


How to Speak in Public Without Puking on the Podium

I’m often asked to give keynote speeches to various groups because I have a gift for bullshit and I can use silly finger puppets and a bag of cheap props to make even the crabbiest audience laugh for a few minutes. ...more
Great tips.  And you didn't even resort to "picture your audience naked".  I always find that ...more

The Empty Nest is too Quiet after the Kids Return to College

 Many of my friends are lamenting their quiet homes after their children returned to college after the holiday break. This reminds me of a letter I wrote to my son as he was preparing for college a few years ago:...more

Grandmother's Ornaments