Pleasure and Pain

I’m so sorry to have to do this to you. I didn’t think it would ever come to this. But, I’m going to give you the straight poop. We’ve been up the creek without a paddle lately (yes, THAT creek). My two-year-old just went through a bought of constipation. No, I will not be describing… Read More

What Is The Light?

What is the light That you have Shining all around you? Is it chemically derived?  – The Flaming Lips “I grew up in the middle of nowhere,” I like to say. “Twelve miles to the nearest gas station.” And one of the things I like about visiting where I grew up is the complete absence… Read More

The Ice Cold Inner Ring

During my first year of college, my adventurous roommate and I caught wind of a toga party that we weren’t exactly sure was ok for us to attend. So we decided to definitely go. We donned our absolute best white sheets with carefully placed safety pins and our whitest underwear (as best I can recall, anyway). After a… Read More

Snake Oil

There’s an artist here in town with just gobs of tattoos all over, including her lovely face, which is quite startling when you first see her if facial tats aren’t a thing at your particular locale. I cannot IMAGINE how many times she’s been asked, “are those real?” Anyway, I’m kind of obsessed with her… Read More

All About Oprah

I’m kind of bummed because this past Christmas, we never put a cutout of Oprah’s face on top of our tree.** Right after Thanksgiving, the murmur began about who would be getting this high honor. But, you know, the “academy” has a toddler running around and ALL of the nominations were incredible. You know how it… Read More