Words matter, people!

May 9th, 2018 2 min read

Welcome to 2018, where the phrase “hook up” has evolved into something far less innocent than it used to mean — way more than a mere meeting.

Not a very good kitty

May 3rd, 2018 3 min read

This is the face I got, complete with lil’ peeky fangs, after telling Figaro he’s not a very good kitty. I know! I can’t believe I called him that either!

Busted! (again)

May 2nd, 2018 1 min read

Really, the title of this little gem (you’ll see it in the lower left corner of the video) says it all. It totally calls me out — by name!

See this margarita? I *earned* it! (and more like it)

Apr 23rd, 2018 2 min read

I just had what might be the Mondayest conversation in the history of history. It kind of blew my mind. And not in a good way. In fact, I’m not sure I can remain friends with the converser after this. <sideNote> I almost called him a conversant, but thank goodness I double-checked myself.  (Because accuracy. I never want to be that person who uses a…

I went on an honest-to-goodness real live date! (Call Ripley.)

Apr 5th, 2018 5 min read

So, if you know me at all or follow me on Facebook, you I am dipping my toe into the dating pool. I’d like to say I’m diving in, but I’m pretty sure my definition of “diving in” is more like wading in the shallow end. That in mind, I’ll just say I’m giving it a try and making an honest effort. Here’s a bit…

Hello, Chocolate, my old friend

Sep 26th, 2017 5 min read

Once upon a time, I set a goal of losing 42 pounds by my 42nd birthday. It took me five months and a strict-ass diet, but I did it.And then I undid it. Completely. Slowly at first. Holidays, you know. And then all at once. That’s how John Green’s character Hazel Grace Lancaster describes falling in love in “The Fault in Our Stars.” And then…

rizona State University police officers will wear their support for sexual assault survivors on their uniforms' sleeves for the next month.

Speaking volumes without uttering a word

Apr 2nd, 2017 8 min read

It’s truly amazing how things change over the years. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of posting a short story about the special patches officers with the Arizona State University Police Department will be wearing during the month of April – Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Those patches are meant not only to raise awareness about sexual assault – which is still far too prevalent,…

If you can’t say somethin’ nice…

Oct 5th, 2016 4 min read

Normally, I’d finish that sentence with, “come sit by me.” I confess to being snarky and sarcastic. But I’m not mean. At least I try not to be. I see no value in it. It accomplishes nothing. Of course, while there are things that we all can agree are unequivocally mean (We know ’em when we see ’em.), what constitutes meanness can vary from person…