I’m living alone!

Recently,  I had the opportunity to live on my own for 6 weeks.  I was changing jobs and changing cities, and left my family behind to sell the house and tie up loose ends while I got started here.  While of course I knew I would miss my family, I have to confess that, like young Mr. Culkin, I was kind of looking forward to having the place all to myself. Continue reading

Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

Recently, our town has been inundated with these red light cameras.  I find this offensive on a number of levels.  On the one hand, sure, I’m sure there were studies done by the highway patrol and various other national agencies, research organizations, and legislators.  I don’t doubt that somewhere there are stacks and stacks of impressive charts and graphs about decreases in fatal crashes and improvements in highway safety and blah, blah, blah.  But at what cost?  Continue reading

Name An Excuse People Give For Not Seeing Their Dentist

teethI have a terrible fear of dentists. They can can be white, black, yellow, or brown, male or female, giants or dwarves, and still they all blend into one horrorshow of steel and whirring tools and whining blades.

It all started when I was 12 and had my first cavity. The filling wasn’t that bad, but I accidentally bit down on one of the hooks when it was in my mouth. I chipped a tooth and screamed and yowled and well…here we are.

Last week I went to the dentist again after a year away and I was delighted to not have any new cavities. It’s been a while. Continue reading