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

How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me

My kids have selective hearing. You won’t find this fact surprising because your kids or any others you’ve encountered likely have selective hearing, too. Basic, repeated requests such as ‘Please shut the refrigerator door” or “Don’t leave your wet towel on the floor” go ignored unless I: A) Ask at least three times B) Am … Continue reading How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me

My Well-Stocked Snack Cabinet is an Optical Illusion

If you share a household (or an office or a dorm room or any common space) with anyone other than yourself, you'll probably be familiar with the following scene:  You come home from a long day of work/studying/saving the world or whatever, and it's not quite time for dinner, but you're famished. You just need … Continue reading My Well-Stocked Snack Cabinet is an Optical Illusion

The Unexpected Hazards of a Tragus Piercing

It's my birthday and, in addition to keeping a promise to myself to finally launch this blog after the requisite amount of procrastination , I decided to treat myself (#selfcare) to a pair of earrings at Maria Tash ("the American authority on body piercing")  that I’d been eyeing for a while. I say pair, but … Continue reading The Unexpected Hazards of a Tragus Piercing