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Sobriety

It’s National Take an Ex-Drunk to Lunch Day!!!

It’s National Take an Ex-Drunk to Lunch Day!!!

I made that up. But I do want to know who concocts these faux holidays and gets them onto the omniscient National Day Calendar. For example, today is National Restless Leg Syndrome Awareness Day. I’m looking forward to the festivities. Last week Laura sent me an email while doing important, life saving work at a major hospital: Arrrggghhh! […]

Boozy Barbie?

Boozy Barbie?

There has been a lot of negative press about Barbie’s proportions. If she were real, she’d apparently have to crawl on all fours like some exotic borzoi because her frame is too narrow, her feet too small and her breasts too enormous to allow upright mobility. She is considered a bad role model these days, for the 3 […]

Winds From the East…

Winds From the East…

[Sings] Winds from the east… Mist comin’ in… Like something’s a brewin’, about to begin… Can’t put me finger on what lies in store… But I feel what’s to ‘appen, all ‘appened before…! Perhaps it was being in Michigan, or just the onset of autumn, but I’m feeling nostalgic and anticipatory this morning. Like the words […]

Disguises

Disguises

On my way to Starbucks, I passed six Halloween super-stores and three adult shops touting SEXY SHOES and BEDROOM NOVELTIES. I am on the outskirts of Flint, home to strip malls (no pun) and mega stores with the acreage for parking lots so huge they could never be filled with all the American made, dirty cars people […]

Our Town

Our Town

I was all set to write a post about Flint – The Forgotten Town, with the above picture as an illustration that even Macy’s doesn’t bother to repair their sign here.  A sort of Hot L Baltimore metaphor of shabbiness and broken lives. But a funny thing has happened to me since I got sober; I am […]