Happy Birthday to Me… and This Blog

Today is January 15 and the fact that it's my birthday is beside the point. The bigger celebration, as far as I’m concerned, is that it's the birthday of this blog, too. One year since I sat in the St Pancras International hotel lobby and refused myself permission to leave the premises until I finally … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me… and This Blog

When Empty Nest Syndrome Kicks in Too Early

It’s been offensively long since my last post, I know, but I’ve been taking some time to deal with a shocking revelation. It turns out that I am related to Nahtmee.  And not distantly related, either. Our branches on the family tree actually touch each other. Here’s how I found out. This past summer was … Continue reading When Empty Nest Syndrome Kicks in Too Early

The Chronicles of Nahtmee-a

I was in New York for six days last week (more on why in my next post)  and some of you may be wondering how my husband and kids fared in my absence. My kids told me that they had a “great time with dad around” and that things were “really fun” which might be … Continue reading The Chronicles of Nahtmee-a

Kids are the Ones Who Need Silent Doritos, Not Women

Much has been made of the recent news that the makers of Doritos, the crunchy, salty, finger-stainy snack, have decided that what the world needs right now, what it really, truly needs to solve all of the injustice, inequality, terrorism and nuclear threats that have become daily life is special snacks for ladies.  They poured resources into … Continue reading Kids are the Ones Who Need Silent Doritos, Not Women