We all have heard the stories. They usually begin with “back in my day…” and what follows is a litany of exaggerated narratives about how life back then was so much harder than the present. How she—usually some gray-haired elder wearing a pillbox hat and compression stockings, hiding the tobacco chilling between her gums and… Continue reading Hope. Or When History Stops Repeating Itself.
I’m the worst passenger in a car. Anyone who knows me well, knows to pop a couple of valiums before driving me anywhere long distance because stress is most certainly a’coming. Because of several car accidents over the course of a couple of decades, I’ve developed a serious case of PTSD when someone else is… Continue reading Raising Fearless Kids (Or What I Refuse to Carry Into 2015)
So here we go… *again with the booming, echo-like, movie trailer voice* THE TOP 5 6 ARTICLES/ESSAYS/BLOGS I WROTE THIS YEAR (based on views/comments/stats) Setting the Narrative Free: Bill Cosby Is NOT Cliff Huxtable This piece got picked up and shared so many times, it might as well had been a hundred dollar bill. <–… Continue reading TMLG’S Top 6 Posts for 2014
I’m not a routine person. There are some people who can do the same thing, in the same way, at the same time every day. That isn’t me. At all. I’ve tried all the tricks and read all the books, but for whatever reason, I tend to work and live organically. I don’t even eat… Continue reading Oh Why Not?! TMLG’s Top Ten Reads of 2014