Understanding Women

“Dear, there’s a dresser in the kitchen,” Jim said. Poor thing. He never knows what he’s going to run into when he comes home. I stopped moving Lola-the-Dummy around the house. She’s my mannequin and she’s so lifelike that she...

Do I Need to See You Naked?

I hate spa*m. Akismet catches it all and very reliably but I have to go into my site several times a day to delete it all. I’m getting pages and pages on two topics – prescription drugs and poker. I don’t even know how to play poker.  Just recently a...

My Sister, A Pickle & Airport Security

From my sister: As I walked through the x-ray machine, security asked “Who belongs to this bag?” I should have kept my mouth shut.“Can you step to the security area , please? We need to pat you down.” I spread em and put out my arms while being...

Rhod Does His Business in the Loo

Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. By the time Rhod got to my house with the boys after school, it was too late to dash home for his conference call. My neighbor had started up his jack hammer again, diligently cutting up his concrete walkway and...

Summer in January

I didn’t know what to do first. It was 76 degrees today. That’s warmer than the weather we get in June and July. I opened up all the windows and patio doors and then I couldn’t decide whether to paint the last remaining grunge room (my office) or...

Happy New Year?

Nearly everyone who called to wish me a happy new year had tales of woe to share. Lost jobs. Looming bankruptcy. Mortgages on homes they can’t afford anymore and can’t sell. As for me, my jeans got tight over the holidays. So here we all are. Going broke,...