Auld Lang Syne

Every Christmas season before this one, getting a tree home and standing was a task I thought needed assistance, be it from an (ex) husband, my dad or a male friend. And, often begrudgingly, I asked for that help. But not this year. This year my girls and I went alone, picked out the perfect... Continue Reading →

“Turn, Turn, We Almost Become Dizzy”

As I flew home at the ass crack of dawn hungover (or maybe still slightly drunk) after a quick business trip to Kansas City last month, I fought back tears as lyrics to a Dave Matthew's song I'd heard countless times before suddenly committed treason on my unsuspecting heart. I'm really not sure what it... Continue Reading →

Ode to a Trainwreck

I know “they” say that smell is the strongest of the senses tied to memory. Well “they” have clearly never studied my brain waves while listening to The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony.” It’s been over three years since I last spoke with him (we’ll call him Devyn), and this was Devyn’s favorite song. And every... Continue Reading →

Who said a little BDSM never hurt anybody?

As a young girl, I remember my mother repeatedly telling me I didn’t need a man in my life.  Not to depend on one for anything; to learn to be independent, to choose a career that would allow me to take care of myself financially.   It was a recurrent theme for years, and in large part... Continue Reading →

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