Archive for September 2018

50 Thoughts: Crazy Love (It's the Little Things)

It’s interesting these days, in the age of oversharing and social media, to see the lengths people go to profess their love. In recent years, I’ve had friends and coworkers marry, and the workout I get trying to keep my jaw from hitting the floor at the cost of weddings today is enough that I... Read more »

50 Thoughts: Life Doesn't Flash in Front of Your Eyes

It sits in a box at the Cubs game with you. It might be considered redundant to write about the power and purpose of friendship after just covering the topic yesterday, except that it’s not. If you’re lucky to have friends that span nearly the entirety of your life, time with them always offers fresh... Read more »

50 Thoughts: With a Little Help from My Friends

I was angry yesterday. Still am today. These are some tough times. Looking forward, I know the person I want to be is not the one that looks like she could kill you with a steely, cold glare. (Though I would not necessarily turn down that kind of super power if it were granted to... Read more »

50 Thoughts: Thank you, Judge Kavanaugh

Thank you, Judge Kavanaugh. I needed a reminder that as a woman, my recollection of past events is suspect, but a man’s memory is never to be questioned. That as a woman, if I drink at a party, that immediately disqualifies any statement I may make about that party, but … men like beer. That... Read more »

50 Thoughts: On Stories Never Told

I thought when I started my 50-day blog challenge, it would be really hard because, honestly, I’m a pretty open book. There’s not much I haven’t already shared my two cents about. But along the way, it seems there’s always been something to write about. Then, tonight, my blogging community leader threw out our monthly... Read more »

50 Thoughts: On the Importance of Guilty Pleasures

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest something that everyone believes but no one wants to admit. “Urban Cowboy” is one of the best movies ever. I’ve got more than a handful of guilty pleasures, and that John Travolta/Debra Winger masterpiece is one of them. A guilty pleasure, as defined by... Read more »

50 Thoughts: An Open Letter to Congress

Dear (Our Do-Nothing) Congress, I’m just going to take a night out from my 50 Thoughts about life in general to direct a singular thought in your direction. You are failing. Yep, I’m a tree-hugging liberal Democrat that believes in a woman’s right to choose, equal access to the best public education has to offer,... Read more »

50 Thoughts: Embrace Your Subversive Side - Read a Banned Book

50 Thoughts: Embrace Your Subversive Side - Read a Banned Book
In my fantasy, parallel, everything-is-cupcakes-and-butterflies universe, this week would have long since been archived as an unecessary holiday. But these days, it feels more important than ever. It’s Banned Books Week. In its 36th year, Banned Books Week celebrates the literature that has been most divisive in communities across the United States. In most cases,... Read more »

Fear is Just Another Four-Letter Word: Fear by Bob Woodward

Fear is Just Another Four-Letter Word: Fear by Bob Woodward
If fear were a fashion accessory, Washington, D.C. and the rest of the United States would be running circles around Paris and Milan. Bob Woodward’s most recent presidential fare, Fear, is in many ways outright terrifying. It’s not even that Donald Trump is a bad president. He is. No — the notion that should keep up... Read more »

50 Thoughts: The Kids Are All Right

Really, they’re going to be OK. I know — pretty rich advice coming from the High Priestess of Anxiety Moms on the heels of a blog post about hypocrisy. Physician, heal thyself. It’s Homecoming Weekend for my youngest — and it’s the last. Her senior year. As I sat in the stands at the football... Read more »