• Ho, Ho, Ho

    Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Bleh…I’m not feeling the merry, merry this year. I have no money to buy gifts and no desire to receive any…unless it’s cash, lol. Screw the jingling bells, chestnuts roasting, sleigh rides, and frosty snowmen. Bah,…

  • Got a Cigarette?

    Baltimore. They call it “Charm City,” even though you won’t find one iota of charm in this depressing place. Actually the term Charm City was concocted in 1975 by a group of ad executives tasked by the then-Mayor William Donald…

  • Wait a Minute, Mr. Stinky Man

    So, I was at the library the other day and this guy comes in, sits down, plugs his phone charger in the floor outlet, and begins what is to become a 20-minute-long, loud phone conversation. I really wanted to say…

  • I Say Tomato, You Say Sauce

    Chili. I had been craving it all day. Spiced-up chili loaded with chunks of tomatoes and onions. I came home from the store so happy that I had only spent $8 and will have dinner for three days. I put…

  • Am I Anti-Social?

    “How to succeed in today’s music business.”  Everyone is touting their advice on winning the social media game.  “Get the key to success!” “Only $189!” Without the means to support these enthusiastic entrepreneurs, most of us just trudge along, doing…

  • I Believe

    I am not a religious person…never have been. I think twelve years of Catholic school turned me against any and all forms of religion. Too many memories of bitter, dried up nuns pointing crooked fingers at us, calling us born…

  • Beneficiary of a Dead Cockroach

    Happy Sunday all. I am happy. I hope you are, too.  I had a productive week and I’m looking forward to another one.  Right now, I’m sitting at Starbucks enjoying a free venti Caramel Frappuccino.  It’s free because last week,…

  • A Grateful Mother on Mother’s Day

    Happy Mother’s Day!  Today, we honor Mom, Mama, Madre, Mere, Mutter…  No matter how you say it, the mother connection is eternal. I’m a mother of three amazing human beings and grandmommy of one amazing little munchkin. My mother left…

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    Relish the Relic

    The other day, the seven-year-old daughter of a friend of mine asked me, “Can you watch movies on your phone?” That’s such an odd question to me. Why would anybody want to watch a movie on a phone? How can…

  • Audition - Barbara Walters

    The Incredible Barbara Walters

    I just finished reading Barbara Walters’ memoir. It’s called “Audition” and I thoroughly enjoyed it. That woman has lived an amazing life. Starting out in television journalism when it was still new, and dominated by men, she paved the way…

  • Sunny, Sunny Days

    It’s a beautiful day here in sunny Cali. I’ve been here nine months now and 90% percent of the days have been incredibly beautiful, 70+ degrees and sunny. Perfect. There have been some chilly days and nights; chilly being in…