In which Grandma and I have a chat while making rhubarb dessert. … Read More Cookin’ With Grandma
In which our alter egos discuss philosophy, psychology, and our need for chocolate cake. Reporter: Hello everyone! So glad you could join us today. After our last episode — well, let’s be honest. That didn’t turn out as well as I hoped. I really thought a bit of psychotherapy was all we needed, but then… Read More Welcome to My Existential Crisis – Episode 3
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably pretty busy right now. Maybe you still have baking you want to do, shopping you need to take care of, oh-dear-God-you-forgot-a-gift-for-Uncle-Henry, or maybe you have guests coming over for dinner. (Did you clean your baseboards? They’ll look you know. Better get on that.) This time of year always… Read More Merry Almost Whatever You Happen to Celebrate
This last week, I lost my sunglasses. To fully understand the tragedy of this event, you must know that this was my favorite pair of sunglasses. They were stylish, lightweight, fit me perfectly, and were dark enough that if someone was talking to me, I could ignore them completely and they never knew. Oh, and they… Read More Cleanliness is Next to Insanity. Also, a Review of Cat Litter.
Since we both had a long weekend coming up, Husband suggested we escape somewhere quiet, where we could both relax, recoup, and so I could write. That’s actually what he said: “and you can write.” What can I say? Some girls are just lucky. The tricky part was finding a place that wasn’t too expensive,… Read More Lutherans Do It Right
I’m not going to worry about it though. Instead, I’m going to lull you all into a false sense of security by sharing my recipe for strawberry shortcake. Because truly, no one can resist the power of a generous helping of strawberry shortcake. But first, I have to stop taking those dang personality quizzes that… Read More BuzzFeed is Trying to Blow My Cover!
In last week’s post, we covered what you should do to make yourself memorable on a day-to-day basis. But let’s say you want to be remembered on a more grand scale. You want your name in the history books; you want school-age children writing essays about you; you want an entry on Wikipedia. My, but… Read More How to Be a Memorable Person — Part Two
Last week’s post got me to thinking about some of the weird things we come up with as children and what we fervently believe to be true. I’m sure we drove adults crazy with all our questions, but somehow we still managed to think up some pretty wild stuff on our own. Of course, sometimes… Read More 10 Things I Believed Were True as a Child
My second year of college I took an evening class in writing. From what I remember there were only about a dozen of us in the class, including the teacher. It was called “Writing for Publication,” or something hopeful like that. We were young. We didn’t know any better. The class was taught by a… Read More I Never Claimed to Be Erma Bombeck