Let Me Take You for a Ride (to the Polls)

      As we speed through the pumpkin latte swirl that is October, it seems as if everyone is talking about the midterm elections. Everywhere I go, I hear this cheery mantra: “I don’t care how you vote, just make sure you vote in the midterm elections...

What’s in YOUR Yearbook?

      Like many of you I suspect, Brett Kavanaugh’s recent Supreme Court confirmation debacle has caused me to question the very foundation of American jurisprudence, to ponder the role of tribal politics in a deeply divided nation and most of all to wonder...

Letting Go, One Crosswalk at a Time

I gave Trump the week off…Other things on my mind at the time….xxoo       The woman standing at a crosswalk on campus didn’t notice me staring at her, thank goodness. I observe strangers a lot. On the interstate, I look at other drivers and construct elaborate...

Now Who’s the Snowflake, Snowflake?

      I’m not sure when it happened but this much is true: The Democrats are now the adults in the room.     It pains me to say that because I’ve always considered liberal Democrats to be the cool kids. No more. We’ve become the pinch-faced...

I Love You to the … Oh, Just Forget It

           In the wee hours, when you have neither the energy nor desire to hide from your worst self, you can finally whisper the awful truth into the darkness: I really hate that expression “I love you to the moon and back.”     Seriously. Hate. It....

An Open Letter to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

      Dear Justice Ginsburg:     Girl, how you doin’? Seriously. Feeling OK? Need your wee shoulders rubbed? Can someone get you a smoothie? Something with a lot of iron and chia seeds perhaps? Whoa. Whoa. WHOAAAAA. Put down that cheeseburger. Yes. I know it...