Here are five reasons I don't give a sh*t about the secret Pitt-Jolie wedding

Here are five reasons I don't give a sh*t about the secret Pitt-Jolie wedding
Tonight, I looked up at Comcast’s devil screensaver, the one that flashes traffic, weather, and headlines across stock photos of flowers and beaches, and the news wormed its way into the quiet of open-window night sounds and contemplation: Brangelina tied the knot. And now I will give you the top 5 reasons I don’t give... Read more »

Calling all word nerds! Here is a clean, super fun word game to play at work

Calling all word nerds! Here is a clean, super fun word game to play at work
Here’s a super fun word game to play at work. It’s easy to learn, and absolutely anyone can play. It’s called, Hey, are you going to Walgreens? 1. Ask someone: “Hey, are you going to Walgreens? 2. Pause momentarily for the implied ‘yes’ 3. Ask, “Can you grab me a ________ and a _________ ?... Read more »

Thanks a lot, Ferguson. You've, like, ruined Facebook for me.

Did you even think of how this might affect my life, Ferguson? I’ve got to say, you have greatly disrupted my peace of mind. (Or the illusion of such a thing. I was perfectly happy pretending it was truth.) Ever since you came along, the veil has been pulled back, and the hearts and minds... Read more »
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The occupation in Ferguson is despicable, but I still believe in America

The occupation in Ferguson is despicable, but I still believe in America
What is going on in Ferguson is despicable. It is multi-layered. It is historical. It was an inevitability whose time has come. I believe that there are probably many more Fergusons in America: powderkegs of social unrest waiting for the spark of injustice which will, in turn, light the fuse of awareness. In a country... Read more »

Sometimes you take a break. Sometimes it takes you.

Sometimes you take a break. Sometimes it takes you.
I am not usually a “writing prompt” kind of girl. (DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!)  But it is a little different when it is offered in the context of community. It is a rare occasion that it doesn’t burn my guts to be a “part of” something, but I do so enjoy being “part... Read more »

How do I deal with all of my White Guilt?

How do I deal with all of my White Guilt?
I have a raging case of white guilt. I don’t know how NOT to feel bad about being a privileged white girl. And by privileged, I don’t mean that my family comes from money. No ma’am, no sir. At best, I’m upper lower-middle class, and I have an Ugly Condo in a modest Chicago neighborhood... Read more »
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A middle-aged broad reviews 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

A middle-aged broad reviews 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
HEY, WHO YOU CALLIN’ MIDDLE-AGED? (I know. I just can’t believe that’s me…) Hey, Marvel Executives, I’m sure you are ecstatic with the commercial success the summer juggernaut Guardians of the Galaxy has turned out to be. Congratulations, comic book nerds, on the victory of this against-all-odds premise, because this clueless old lady band geek... Read more »

Ten things you might not know about your loved ones who have ADD

Ten things you might not know about your loved ones who have ADD
We’ve probably all self-diagnosed ourselves at some point with a Buzz Feed-type quiz: Yes! I do lose my keys! I must have ADD! In the last decade or so, ADD has become an overused catch-phrase to describe anyone who has ever even forgotten someone’s name. Such overexposure begs the question: How prevalent is the affliction... Read more »

When a liberal blogger is summoned to the Fox News roundtable...

When a liberal blogger is summoned to the Fox News roundtable...
So, yeah. John Stossel at Fox News asked me, a rather liberal blogger, to be the lefty slant on the topic of trophy culture –  By giving trophies to everyone, are we “wussifying” our kids? Point/counterpoint. ‘Wow. You’re a talker,” his producer said on the phone, then invited me to fly to NYC for an... Read more »
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Sunday Beditation: Six things that happened this week

Sunday Beditation: Six things that happened this week
Today, I would like to take a little break from my Journey to Stossel. Today, I would just like to keep it simple, and share with you six things that happened this week: I went on my son’s day camp field trip to Millennium park, and learned that one of the biggest activities amongst elementary... Read more »