New Veg?

I’m a little scared by how easily I learned to like (love?) cauliflower. It was basically albino dirt a few months ago and now it is a tasty replacement for rice and pizza crust.  What? The broccoli slaw at Carowinds is raw broccoli and I eat it willingly. Huh?...

Declaration of Reclamation

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one person to dissolve the bands which have connected them superfluously with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of...

Taking a Break

Bubs threw another tantrum today. Before going to the gym I prepped him. I said when I pick him up he can’t get mad at me because he wants to keep playing games on an iPad. It isn’t OK and I don’t want him to get mad today. Then I dropped him off. An...

Behind the Scenes Epiphany

They’ve finally done it. They’ve finally shown themselves in front of their dad. For the first time — the first time — I feel like he truly sees why I am so frazzled so often. It isn’t me trashing them. It is a grown-ass, highly-educated...

1 Buck Club

Back in the early 2000s, when comedy movies used words like “retard” and fat jokes were standard, there were a couple that stuck with me. In Shallow Hal I remember reference to something about a woman being “2 bills.” Then in There’s...