Archive for January 2018

Why Did I Read *That* Book?

You know the one I mean. Fire and Fury. After hearing the author, Michael Wolff, say on Bill Maher’s show that the woman Trump was having an affair with was hinted at near the end of the book, I forced myself to finish what had become a boring read. Nikki Haley? OMG! Do I believe... Read more »

A Woman's Place and Other Thoughts from my Nasty Snake-Filled Head

Courtland Sykes, a Republican running for Senate against Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri, just called me a “she devil.” He wants me to know that, in 2018, “Men and women are different and gender-bending word games by a goofy nest of drugstore academics aren’t going to change anything — except the fantasy life of those... Read more »

Why I Joined the Women’s March Again

By Chicago standards, January 20 was an exceptional winter day. With the sun shining and temperatures in the low 40s, I donned my tasteful pussy hat, attached a protest button to my winter jacket, and even made this sign: While it wasn’t as gloriously warm as last year’s Women’s March, this one felt so much... Read more »

The Golden Globes: What do Fancy Black Dresses Say?

Everyone wear black. I get it. Let’s make a statement. Let’s say #TimesUp. At the Golden Globes last night, women decided to make what the Chicago Tribune called “a color-coordinated statement.” But what exactly do fancy black dresses like this say? If this was supposed to be a fashion blackout to express support for victims... Read more »

Why it’s Hard to Bake a Cake These Days: Following my Mother's Recipe

Recently, I decided to bake a cake from scratch. Specifically, I was determined to make my mother’s chocolate birthday cake. My granddaughter was very impressed, as her notion of “from scratch” was using a cake mix. She had no idea it could be done by combining the ingredients most of us have somewhere in our... Read more »