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Whose asshole cat is making all that noise? (Wait...where's MY cat?)

Whose asshole cat is making all that noise? (Wait...where's MY cat?)
I got home from work at 2:30 AM last night, but didn’t go straight to bed. I needed to wind down a little so I watched Season 1 Episode 3 of Cheers, then collapsed into a deep sleep around 3AM. So when I was woken up only three hours later to the howls of a... Read more »

I have no idea why I'm so into taking pictures of baseball, lately. I just am.

I have no idea why I'm so into taking pictures of baseball, lately. I just am.
That’s not an entirely accurate title, but it’s the essence of a text I sent to a friend, today. The reason it’s NOT entirely accurate is because technically speaking I do know why I’ve been enjoying baseball photography so much: it’s like a meditation. I’m in the moment. I mean, if you aren’t in the moment with a camera... Read more »

Surviving The Great Fever of 2017: the highlights

Surviving The Great Fever of 2017: the highlights
Today is Day 5 of the Great Fever of 2017. I don’t generally panic when the kiddo gets a cold/barfs/has a temp, but after his fever spiked upwards of 104 over the weekend, we were not gonna mess with this one.  So we’ve had a record five days of couch time/kid talk, and I’m actually... Read more »
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Could it be that Magic Mike is both a male dancer AND a time traveler?

Could it be that Magic Mike is both a male dancer AND a time traveler?
I’ve lived in my north side condo for over a decade – the longest I’ve ever lived in one place. But for all the days I’ve slumbered and chilled in those 950 square feet of space, I’ve not ventured out much to meet my neighbors – not since the real estate bubble ejected desperate family after... Read more »

Hey, Internet, it's time to put these two phrases to rest

Hey, Internet, it's time to put these two phrases to rest
I know we all have a weekend to get to but real quick: I’d like to nominate two phrases that should be retired from the popular vernacular until further notice. These two phrases have served the web culture well, and should now step down so as to allow fresh, less played-out phrases to take the... Read more »

Wonder Valley isn't looking for your approval #RespectTheWonder

Wonder Valley isn't looking for your approval #RespectTheWonder
(cont’d from yesterday’s post) The Mojave Desert’s ‘Wonder Valley’ is a tribal, earthy ride: don’t expect to leave with clean hands. For best results, arrive having lived long and/or hard enough to recognize that life is not always lived in a straight line, ‘cuz the Valley doesn’t think it’s the world’s responsibility to make you... Read more »
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I finally got to experience the wonder of "Wonder Valley"

I finally got to experience the wonder of "Wonder Valley"
After years of hearing the stories my friend regaled about the provocatively named “Wonder Valley” in the Mojave Desert, I finally had the opportunity this past weekend to visit the place that holds a legendary status in my mind – sight unseen. And though my time there was too short for a proper introduction, I was... Read more »

If 'bad suitcase packing' was an Olympic sport, I'd win a gold medal

If 'bad suitcase packing' was an Olympic sport, I'd win a gold medal
I suck at packing. If bad packing was an Olympic sort I’d win a gold medal, but then I wouldn’t be able to stand on the podium during the medal ceremony because I would have forgotten to pack my “Olympics” outfit. I always pack things I never wear. This last trip it was an orange sunhat... Read more »

When "The Good News" and "The Bad News" are one and the same

When "The Good News" and "The Bad News" are one and the same
The Good News: when I travel out west to spend a few days with friends, that scary, sharp ‘n stabby insanity that I manage – aggressively – on a daily basis gradually subsides and I am, once again, an even-keeled woman. What a gift to know it doesn’t have to be that way! The Bad... Read more »
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Opening Day, 2017: commence Operation "LOOK HOW MUCH COOLER BASEBALL IS THAN FOOTBALL, SON!"

Opening Day, 2017: commence Operation "LOOK HOW MUCH COOLER BASEBALL IS THAN FOOTBALL, SON!"
My son wants to play football – badly. And I suspect he’ll play football – badly. I don’t think he wants to play football as much as he wants to be the star of the slo-mo catches in the end zone. He’s my child: I gave that kid the thirst for glory. But I’ve known him his whole... Read more »