All Blogs Must Pass

The standard life and death and rebirth of a typical blog.

It’s the End of the World as I Know It (And I Feel Slightly Uneasy)

As some of you are well aware, there are certain undeniable signs the End Times are near: Oceans turn blood red. Locusts! It's raining locusts! Leggings are a thing now. Leggings! It's raining leggings! But recently I've witnessed another sign that it's time to make peace with my maker. My mom is on Facebook. Just …

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Bloggers Gone (Mildly) Wild

I've been lucky to have met several bloggers over the years. As lovely as all of them turned out to be, I admit that I had my doubts. What if they're really ax murderers? What if they think I'm totally uncool? What if I end up wearing a fake mustache, plaid earmuffs, and yellow yarn …

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What I didn’t do on my summer vacation

I spent most of the summer reading. Author/spiritual guru/King of Chilltown, Eckhart Tolle, has a simple message: Life is all about balance; there's an intrinsic ebb and flow. You win some, you lose some. Things come and go. You try to do the tree pose to impress your kids, you fall onto the yoga mat …

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Remember the good ol' days when the news was delivered to your door by a snot-nosed Beaver Cleaver punk? Remember the times when we leisurely digested the day's headlines with a mug of Sanka in our grubby ink-stained fingers? Nah, me neither. Then again, I'm not sure if I remembered to put on pants today. …

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Whole Lotta Fussin’ Goin’ On

Perhaps you've heard about the latest viral controversy that has gripped the entire nation. The curious incident of the fussy toddler versus the fussy restaurant owner versus the fussy parents of toddler. I'm not clear on the details but I take it one tantrum led to another and things escalated so fast people from Tanzania …

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Tales of a Twitter Nothing

In spite of the fact I'm in my [cough, choke, gasp, defibrillator, deep breath, labored breaths, mild recovery] mid-forties, I've been around the social media block a time or two. But three times? Hell no! It's way too far to schlep, my lower back hurts like a sonofabitch and I forgot to take my GiveAShit pills this morning. I love blogging and …

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Planting the Seeds of Change

"An eye for an eye is just wrong, Mom." My 12-year-old son was explaining his feelings on law and order from thousands of years ago. His homework was to determine if justice involved cutting off a person's hand if he were caught stealing food. "Why is it wrong? Wasn't he wrong to steal?" I asked …

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Is Blogging Dead?

Is disco dead? Is Elvis dead? These are the pressing questions of our time and sadly, there are no clear answers. We live in a social media world, where information is condensed, repackaged then regurgitated straight back into our tiny brains. We're constantly bombarded with buttloads of useless drivel. We have twitter, youtube, GIFs, Justin …

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I am a smartphone addict and the world is going to hell.

  Nomophobia -- the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. A drastic change happened in my life this past year. I ditched my trusty old flip phone from the dinosaur age -- the one I never texted on and barely used to even make phone calls -- for a damn smartphone. What the hell was I thinking? Now …

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