I remember my fascination as a young girl of six or seven, laying on my parent’s king size bed watching my mother comb out her long, light brown hair. My mother was always different than all the other moms. Sure, she was sweet, made cookies and drove us to the mall. But her life is […]Read More My Mother’s Heart
You say you don’t know how you feel How admirable your resolve Ambiguity adds to your appeal Infatuation without getting involved Their pretty faces individually believe Your heart belongs to only she With smiles and flowers you deceive Playing selfish games with insecurity Without romancing me, you charmed me In innocence, I believed in lies […]Read More The Artist
When I was very little, we had a big window in the family room, and every weekday morning when my dad would go to work, I would rush to the window and stand behind the drawn curtain facing our gravel driveway. My dad would start up the car and back out of the driveway, and my […]Read More Lip Gloss and Roadblocks Along the Female Career Highway
I am a reasonable person. I try to spend my thinking life concerned with the greater good. I try to tune out the “white noise.” Yet, I have come to accept the presence of a particular hiccup in my thinking life. It’s always in there, even if I am not actively aware of it. I […]Read More Belly Busting Ever Since ’76
Looking for a new doctor can be a headache, and scary. Your health care provider will usually give you a long list of approved doctors with very little information on their reputation, ranking or personality. Of course, you can search for a doctor on your own, but it can be a pretty frustrating endeavor. A […]Read More The Doctor Who Wanted to Cut Open My Face
We all know the stories. The Korean couple who left their new baby to starve nearly to death while they “fed” and cared for their online baby. The warfare gaming addiction of autistic Newtown mass murderer Adam Lanza. No one wants to imagine the horror. An article by Jack Flanagan that was published in The […]Read More Video Gaming Addiction: A real threat?
Anyone who knows me well is familiar with my Achilles heel in gastronomy: tortilla chips. Like a lover’s lust, I am drawn to them whenever they are near. I see them, I court them, I devour them. It’s really bad. I have eaten tortilla chips nearly once a week, every week, every year for the […]Read More Why Corn is Your Worst Enemy and How to Kick the Habit
I recently read two unrelated articles that touched on a worrisome trend taking place among affluent communities in the United States, which is the over-indulgence and permissive irresponsibility of wealthy and upper middle class teenagers in America. The first was an from an article in the December issue of Psychology Today called “The Problem With […]Read More Enough is enough is too much