A New Acronym

  I am now an ABR, thanks to this little peanut:                   ABR stands for “Auntie by Relation,” according to the author of this book:                   Time to crack open this book and work on my savviness. Do any […]

It’s Not Selfish

When I think about Robin Williams, and anyone who has committed suicide, I mourn because the world will be without their gifts, whatever they may be. But I also mourn the fact that they were in so much pain. And that they felt so hopeless and alone. And that they felt so trapped. I get […]

Top 10: Part 2

  So here is the long-awaited second segment of my top 10 birthday list items: 4. Age 36: Take a glassblowing class There are a few standouts from this year. But in the end, I’m going with the glassblowing class, because it was the biggest surprise. Mary and I arrived at Diablo Glass School early […]

Top 10: Part 1

  This year was the 10th anniversary of my birthday list, so I decided to look through the list and choose a “top 10.” Here are 10–5! 10. Age 30: Dye my hair fuchsia I started dyeing my hair in high school. It started out as highlighting and soon my hair was medium blonde. (I […]

Keep Reaching for the Stars

  RIP, Casey Kasem. I spent many an hour listening to his Top 40 countdown in the ’80s. I remember cuing up the mix tape on my ghettoblaster before the countdown began and waiting to press the “record” button. Wondering to myself, ” Will ‘Lost in Your Eyes’ hold the #5 spot?” “What spot will […]