Minchin Monday and Quiet Revolutions

Okay. This is a big, long, intense bastard so I'm gonna set you up with a funny, thoughtless Minchin offering first.   It's like a glass of orange juice for a diabetic before a snack free transcontinental flight. I'm assuming. Somehow I'm not diabetic yet, despite my love of potatoes, white bread, and pasta in … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Quiet Revolutions

Introverts and the Produce Section

So here's a fun thing I've realized this morning: Introverts seem to take some sort of collective refuge in the produce department. Let me explain. I am painfully, radically introverted. There are reasons for it. I won't go into them here. Suffice it to say that although I inexplicably love my job, where I have … Continue reading Introverts and the Produce Section

Appreciation of Women and Hork Buckets

Well. It's column day. I'm following through on my commitment to parenting quotes. I almost never read the paper. I spend all day in the newsroom and all of the reporters know what one another is working on. I don't need to read it. But I do always check out the layout and I'm always … Continue reading Appreciation of Women and Hork Buckets

Tarot Tuesday and Towers of Destruction

I'm late. I'm so late! I'm sorry. I scored Jan Brett coverage yesterday, though, so I couldn't get it done. Some things are mas importante. So. The Tower is this week's major arcana card.  It's another one of those dark and gloomy jobs. I dig it. It matches my soul. Not kidding. Okay. But The … Continue reading Tarot Tuesday and Towers of Destruction

Abbey and 1,078 Words

Here's what's been written about Abbey since her battle began in 2015. Sheffield 14-Year-Old Shows Tremendous Strength In Fighting An Aggressive Cancer Surrounding Abbey Dirty Dozen Changes Focus; Now Fundraiser for Abbey Abbey Halfway Through Battle Against Cancer Two Magical Words: Cancer Free Teen Thankful For the Little Things Amid Fight With Cancer And, sadly, … Continue reading Abbey and 1,078 Words

Tarot Tuesday and Shakespeare

  "O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon/ That monthly changes in her circled orb/ Lest that thy love prove likewise variable." I've always loved that line from "Romeo and Juliet." In terms of actual bibliography, "Romeo and Juliet" is not Shakespeare's strongest work, but there are a lot of lines that read … Continue reading Tarot Tuesday and Shakespeare