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Dear Diet

Dear Diet, Well, there is no easy way to say this, but our relationship just isn’t working for me. Day in and day out, there is hardly any variation, I feel empty and my resentment growing. Valentine’s Day was such a struggle: there was nothing sweet about that day and that reflects our entire relationship. […]

What’s Trending This Holiday Season: Action Figures

Each holiday season heralds the arrival of the latest toy craze. This results in parents performing Herculean-like feats to procure the coveted item so their offspring will squeal with joy as they rip off the wrapping paper. Two groups of action figures are this season’s biggest “must haves”. First are the licensed Star Wars Action […]

As We Spring Forward; Considering Winter 2014-15

I awake at 5 am, coughing, in a bed strewn with crumbled tissues. I am surrounded by cough drop wrappers, Tylenol, a half cup of cold tea and a mountain of pillows. The vaporizer purrs.  I am aware as I run my hands through my hair that there is honey stuck in my bangs. This […]

It Could Have Been Worse

On the morning of January 26, 2015, the day Blizzard Colbie (would allegedly) hit, I reviewed my regular list of “to do” things-dog to vet, bank, grocery store. There were a few additional storm related items; cancel dental appointment, reschedule a few clients, pick up some snow melt. I “prepare” in a medium way-I don’t […]