Month: July 2014

And Then There Was Kryptonite

“Honey, can we have a cat?” “No.” “I really want a cat…” “No.” “Aw, c’mon.  You love cats.” “No.” “Please?” “No.” I sulk in silence for all of 10 seconds.  Wait for it… wait for it…  “You’re really mean…” He sighs.  “Fine.  You can have a rabbit.” “I don’t […]

My Four-Alarm Morning

As I write this post, please understand I am operating on precious little sleep. If I ramble a bit, keep in mind that I’m getting old and lack of sleep is kind of a big thing for us oldsters. I cannot be properly held accountable for lucidity of thought […]

Feeding the Beast

January 1999, Copper Mountain, Colorado: It is 2 p.m. and I am, as always, sheep-dogging my 2 children down the mountain behind their dad, struggling to keep up. I am light-headed. I feel faint. My knees are wobbling with the strain of too much time spent at the […]

What Happens in Vegas

I love my car. Well, it’s a van, really. She seats 7 in aging, leather-clad luxury and comes with every imaginable bell and whistle, apart from Bluetooth, which is my only proper niggle. Being the better part of 9 years old, she has that eighth wonder of the […]