I am not a political person. I don’t get involved in political groups or activities. I just barely know the basics of the American political landscape. Politics bore me. This presidential election was different. The outcome of this campaign was so fundamental to the very survival of so many Americans, that even the most uninterested … Continue reading The Road Ahead
I’ve taken the train early on a Saturday morning many times. In fact, I took it every week for a year when I was going to culinary school. But I was so incredibly tired on those mornings (I was working full time as well) that I never paid attention to anything. Well, not any more … Continue reading Finding the Life Preserver
I’ve heard it time and time again, by people all the over the place: New Yorkers are nasty. Well, I’m a New Yorker and I’m not nasty, but taking myself out of the equation, I’d like to address this. There are nasty people everywhere you go. Granted there might be more in New York, but … Continue reading The Quiet Jungle
Recently, I began talking about freaky occurrences and the idea that everything happens for a reason (or not, depending on your point of view). Sometimes things happen that are so freaky that even the most stalwart person has to wonder, what does it mean? For instance, in THIS BLOG , I talked about an incident … Continue reading From The “It’s Freaking Me Out, Man” File
Has anyone else noticed that holiday music is the only music that we listen to continuously, year after year, for decades? I mean, radio stations still regularly play “Here Comes Santa Claus” by Gene Autry, “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee, and “Have Yourself a … Continue reading Christmas Caroling
I just had a birthday. Like, yesterday. I won’t say how old I am, but let’s just say that I now have to check off a different age box on some demographic questionnaires. I find it so interesting how your perspective on life and attitude about the things and people around you change as you get … Continue reading Like Fine Wine
I’m back from Portland, Oregon, where I attended the Golden Crown Literary Society’s (GCLS) annual conference. While most people have blogged, or will be blogging, about their experiences there (including me at Women & Words), I’d like to explore something else. Where I work, there is a large Hispanic community and many of the women … Continue reading What Do Dresses & Fajitas Have in Common?