Class reunions: losing their luster after forty years

Class reunions: losing their luster after forty years
Disclaimer: For those people that I did speak with, I’m glad I did. No offense meant here! Ahhh, high school. For some it’s a time of angst and agony; for others it’s a time of growth and joy. For me, it was the latter. I came out of my shell in high school and had... Read more »

Project Runway: A dream I gave up all too soon

For our monthly Blogapalooza hour, this week’s topic is: ”Write about something in your life you’ve given up but that you wish you still did.” So, what immediately came into my mind was that there was one huge thing I gave up when I was 22 and have regretted it ever since.  1977. I graduated from... Read more »

Spirit Airlines: You've really done it this time

Spirit Airlines: You've really done it this time
Dear Spirit Airlines, I don’t really mean “dear”, I mean come on, there is nothing dear about you. A couple years ago I flew on your airline and I swore to the Gods above that that would never happen again. I wrote about that episode as well. However, I made the mistake of forgetting that... Read more »
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9/11 and the new World Trade Center: turning tragedy into triumph

9/11 and the new World Trade Center: turning tragedy into triumph
Each year since 9/11/2001 I have only reflected on the tragedy of that day. I imagine many people spent time today remembering where they were, watching news coverage all over again. In prior years I did the same. Today I felt different. I spent some time focusing on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center,... Read more »

Orange is The New Black: binge watching a series is bad for your health (not really)

Orange is The New Black: binge watching a series is bad for your health (not really)
So, I’ve been away for awhile. I’ve been binging. Not on food, not on alcohol. Not on cigarettes or any other form of stimulants. I’ve been binging on netflix. Having been through some rough times as of late I was looking for something to numb my mind. Rumor had it that the netflix series, “Orange... Read more »

Crummy jobs: An idiot! Really?

Hope you have a great Labor Day! Today a group of us are writing about crummy jobs we have had in the past (or present!) and I had quite a few to pick from. This however, wins the prize.  Winter 1979. I’ve graduated from a two year Fashion Design and Merchandising program from Harper College.... Read more »
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U-Haul: to use or not to use, not even a question!

Dear U-Haul: I never knew that there was a website devoted entirely to the fact that you completely and totally suck. Yes, it’s true. www.uhaulsucks.com. A. Whole. Entire. Website. It takes a lot of awful shit going down for that to happen. You see U Haul, you should be called U Fail. Or maybe it’s... Read more »

On being an adult orphan: closing a chapter in my life

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. My father passed away. We buried him on the 5th. We emptied his apartment yesterday. Worst thing ever. And now, I face the grim reality that I am an orphan. I don’t care that I am fifty six years old, I just know that I now have no... Read more »

My Father, my friend

My Father, my friend
Early in the morning hours of August 2nd, my father took his last breath. I was not there; I had planned to but God works in mysterious ways and perhaps he did not want me to be there for that. I had decided the night before to wait until morning – the hospice nurse had... Read more »
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Dear Target: I'm finding everything just fine

Dear Target: I'm finding everything just fine
Dear Target: It’s never been a secret how much I love you. If you add up the receipts from my shopping with you, you’ll know just how much. I can rarely leave your store without spending at least a hundred dollars – as a matter of fact one time my bill was exactly that: $100.00... Read more »