Body Parts Stage Revolt

Each passing year my body parts stage a revolt. This happens like clockwork after each birthday. Every year shortly before my birthday, my assorted body parts have a planning meeting to determine who is staging the annual revolt. It goes something like this: Chin: I am not budging another inch. I gave birth to twins…

Car Seats and Free Range Parenting

I watched the young mother put her two toddlers into their van. One is walking and the other travels via mom’s hip. Her silhouette indicates that soon there will be another tyke to haul to the car. The amount of baggage required to take two small children in the car is enough to make going…

Texas Impressions

Online comments in response to recent editorials and articles about highly publicized events make it difficult to debunk the ill-conceived impression that all Texans are inbred illiterates, with three teeth and third-grade educations. We managed to advance our smarts percentage a notch or two. One hundred and twenty days into his first term, Gov Abbott…

Birds, Squirrels and Politicians

Whoever came up with the term “bird brain” was way off target. When we decided to feed the birds this past winter, we had no idea a squirrel would attempt to dominate the food supply. We named him “Ted” (as in Cruz), not very original, but apt. Humans don’t have a monopoly on self-serving, but…

Change of Attitude Regarding Anti Aging

  The term “Anti-aging” is tantamount to a slur. It reinforces negative perceptions and makes millions for companies that shill everything from face cream to stem cells. You never hear “pro-life” associated with the aging process. It is a subtle form of discrimination and women buy into it. Why relegate yourself to the status of…

One for the Money and a No Show for Women

One for the money, two for the show is a chant used when kids start a race. It’s the title of a movie. It’s the first line of lyrics in a rock and roll song. In the United States, “One for the Money” is spot on as there are only dead American presidents on our…

The Church Lady

The current flap in Indiana and Arkansas reminded me how easy it is to offend everyone. This  post offended everyone in July 2010, and again in 2013 . ******************************************************************************************************** A church lady in DC requested her donations be returned because the church she attends permitted a gay wedding. She defended her position citing biblical admonitions. Bibliophiles gnash their teeth when the…

I Survived Being Embarrassed in Neiman Marcus

Ever had that nightmare where you appear in public in your underwear?    My nightmare occurred fully dressed in Neiman Marcus’ downtown Dallas store. At the time I worked there in cramped quarters sequestered away from the main store. Our department’s function was to make sure Chanel looked like Chanel and the store maintained its elegant ambience….

The Church Lady

The current flap in Indiana and Arkansas reminded me how easy it is to offend everyone. This  post offended everyone in July 2010, and again in 2013 . ******************************************************************************************************** A church lady in DC requested her donations be returned because the church she attends permitted a gay wedding. She defended her position citing biblical admonitions. Bibliophiles gnash their teeth when the…