Shame on Us

The American Presidential Election of 2016 is turning into what some media outlets/pundits have called “Shame of Thrones.”  They aren’t far off the mark. While shameful and nasty behavior during elections is not totally uncommon – – in 1964, Lyndon Johnson systematically destroyed Barry Goldwater’s character via a smear team; in 2004 John Kerry was…

The One Where I’ve Reached My Fill with Tiny House Hunting

  I’ll admit it.  I love HGTV.  I’m their bitch at times.  I go through phases of not getting enough of their shows and then bypassing the channel like a Scientologist knocking on my front door.  You get me? So I’ve seen many, many episodes and alliterations of Tiny House Whatever and/or Whatever Tiny House(s)….

What Obama’s Signing of the DARK Act Into Law Means for You

In just a few words, the DARK (Denying Americans the Right to Know) Act (or S. 764) is yet another way for corporations and the government to take away our rights; in this case, the right to have our food properly labeled so we know what we are putting into our bodies and those of…

This Again?

Or, Jennifer Aniston Has Something to Say It is 2016, right?  You might think it was 1956 based on the media’s oh-so-sexist stance on women in the workplace and what makes us successful.  Guess what, media types?  Women actually aim higher than getting a new last name and popping out babies. Shocking! But seriously ….

Life Lessons from Beverly Hills 90210

Yes, You Can Actually Learn Something on an Aaron Spelling Show About Wealthy, Spoiled Teens And no, I’m not talking about the horrific reboot with that dopey Wilson family and the “revamped” (and clearly sucky) Peach Pit with Dr. Pepper signs everywhere. (We get it, crappy reboot . . . Dr. Pepper was a sponsor.)…

What Your Mechanic Wants You to Know

B, an automotive service technician with over 20 years experience, shares these tips to make your car repair a little smoother: 1. Your owner’s manual does have a purpose besides taking up space in your glove box.  Checking it before taking your car in not only can answer a lot of questions but can also…

What I Learned From My Second Divorce

Yes, I Actually Learned Something And something besides “don’t get married again.” Like I haven’t heard that before.  I didn’t go into marriage, either time, thinking I would get divorced.  Who does that?  Oh wait, I may know a few people. Let’s just be clear.  Divorce sucks.  It’s brutal.  It’s like cutting your tongue off…

I’m Female and I’m Not Supporting Hillary

When I was in high school, I worked at Kay-Bee Toys at our local mall.  Remember Kay-Bee?  It was a fun part-time job for a teen; I was paid, in part, to play with toys.  Not a bad gig. I remember thinking, while stocking the aisle with the various Barbie dolls and their accessories that…

Zen Your Way to a Better Commute

If you’re a typical American, you spend a frustrating amount of time commuting to and from work.  Speaking for myself, I spend roughly an hour and a half to two hours a day (Monday thru Friday) in my car.  Let’s all utter a collective “Ugh!”, shall we? Bumper to bumper traffic is one of the…