Tits Magee – Back in the Saddle

Oh Terry. Not much I love more than a favorite writer writing about a favorite subject. Unless it’s a favorite writer writing about a favorite subject and then throwing in a page mentioning ME. She practically turns inside out in delight. Terry Darlington has written a third book, Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier, to follow up Narrow Dog to Indian River and Narrow Dog to Carcassonne.  I almost flew to England this summer in response to this:  ...more

Choose Your Own Adventure

What’s this?  A Disney Princess whose primary trait isn’t her physical appearance or pathetic social situation or desperate need of rescue?  I’ve had to rethink my whole Disney Princess schema.  With one arrow from her quiver, Merida from Brave has shot the stereotype all to hell ....more

The Rolling Stone Gathers No Moth

That fireball in the sky you see might just be my house.  After I douse the mofo in gasoline and light it up. Since October we’ve had uninvited guests.  Moths. Of the pantry ilk. You heard me. October. Animalia Kingdom, Arthropoda Phylum, Insecta Class, Lepidoptera Order,Pyralidae Family, Phycitinae Subfamily, Plodia Genus, Plodia Interpunctella Species. Google that shit.  ...more

Straighten Up and Fly Right

This year’s graduates are ready to go. Actually, this year’s graduates were ready to go about six months ago ....more

And Now For Something Completely Different

A digression from my vacation into imaginary life paths (not taken, which I feel I should state, again, because I keep getting emails asking me when I quit teaching and opened a bakery, which I did not do)… ...more

Fork in the Road

Or possibly a spatula ....more

Sliding Doors

Today while I was driving from a conference back to my kids’ field day shenanigans, which was actually taking place on the field at my work so, yeah, nowhere to run nowhere to hide and all that, I was a realtor ....more

How Did You Do?



Because of my job there are certain topics I don’t write about anymore.  1.  I miss that. 2.  I miss the emptying out of thought and emotion from my busy head onto the blank page. 3.  I miss inflicting my opinion and voice on whomever might be listening. 4.  I don’t regret changing my job. 5.  Not at all. 6.  So.  Most of the time, it seems like a fair trade. 7.  I love lists. 8.  It’s an election season ....more

Where have I been? Where am I going?

Last year, 3/25   This year, 3/21 & 3/22   ...more