The Catch 22

I am recovering now from my recent hernia surgery, and I keep thinking how funny it might be to channel my late mother for this blog post. Mom loved to milk every single medical malady from which she ever suffered. Cousins of mine to this day continue to experience PTSD symptoms from having sat next to her at holiday meals. To her, no … More The Catch 22

Disorder In The House

Disorder in the house There’s a flaw in the system And the fly in the ointment’s gonna bring the whole thing down The floodgates are open We’ve let the demons loose The big guns have spoken And we’ve fallen for the ruse (Warren Zevon) Thinking…. thinking hard. Okay, okay, hear me out with this: I’ve … More Disorder In The House

Is That a Hernia in Your Abdomen, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

If you’re like me, you get rattled when latex gloves are pulled out of the examination room drawer. It’s when… and I apologize for this… the rubber meets the road during a doctor’s office exam. That’s the point at which the appointment figuratively speaking goes from getting to know one another over lattes at Peet’s, to warily searching for the … More Is That a Hernia in Your Abdomen, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

I’ll Need to See Your Voting History For The Box of Cereal, Please

We’re all in strange times at the moment. They in turn lead to strange thoughts and actions. My mother always said to never wear ratty underwear because someone might notice if I got into an accident. I remember pondering that a bit. I envisioned myself lying in the middle of a street, my bike mangled beyond recognition by an impact with a large truck, and … More I’ll Need to See Your Voting History For The Box of Cereal, Please

Funny Bar Names, Random Dogs, and Holiday Scenery: A Visit to St. Petersburg

A visit to St. Petersburg was on our calendar last weekend. We were guests at a holiday party that my boss hosted for all of her far-flung staff around the state of Florida. Get a bunch of librarians together, ply them with cocktails, and then watch spouses wince as painfully bad jokes are told for the hundredth time (example: … More Funny Bar Names, Random Dogs, and Holiday Scenery: A Visit to St. Petersburg

Dumpster Diving

For a week I noticed the bike sitting behind the dumpster. It had been rejected at least twice by the garbage men, and no doubt the groundskeepers all passed on it too. It just sat there unclaimed, as if it were stranded on the Island of Misfit Toys. It was also a pawn in some kind of … More Dumpster Diving

Gratitude 2016 From A-Z

Once again I shamelessly steal a friend’s annual Thanksgiving message on her Facebook page. Under my government, upon giving two attributions I may hereafter call this idea my own. If Trump feels he can change libel laws, I can make up my own rules too. Welcome back to the eighties– greed is good! Below is my list of those things … More Gratitude 2016 From A-Z

A Part-Time Affair

As I signal my way into the left lane of U.S. 1, I immediately realize my mistake. Not five seconds after doing so, a pick-up truck also changes lanes and is now intimate and somewhat disrespectful of my car’s personal space. Tailgating is one thing, but this is more like bumper cars at the fair. When you can … More A Part-Time Affair