Category Archives: It’s My Life

There’s No Cure for the Common A**hole

There’s no cure for the common cold. I’ve recently realized there’s no cure for the common asshole either. Man, we are a cranky bunch. By “we,” I mean everyone in the grocery store, on the highway and on social media. … Continue reading

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The Postcard Project

I’m coping with the cold weather this year by clearing out my house. This is a painful process for me because I try to be a good global citizen and recycle or donate as much as possible. I don’t like … Continue reading

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Being a Grown Up is Highly Overrated

This is one of those weeks. You know the ones. Where the tough stuff comes out of the woodwork, and you are spinning around trying to make the right decision, but the right decision isn’t obvious to anyone. Least of … Continue reading

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25 Years Later

25 years ago today, almost to the minute, my mother took her own life. A therapist once told me that I had live through the worst thing that could happen to me, and I should take comfort in the fact … Continue reading

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What to Say When Someone Dies, and They Were Not a Very Nice Person

I had an odd experience last week, when I found out a relative had died (via Facebook, ironically). I use the term “relative” loosely. Technically this person and I would appear together on a family genealogy page. However, the word … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 1989 was our first without our mother. The tree was up. The presents were wrapped. But there was a deep sense of melancholy in the house. Nothing felt the same. I was 17, and I didn’t expect things … Continue reading

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Letting Things Go

Christmas time is here. It’s been a stressful December for me. The combination of a late Thanksgiving, a heavy dose of denial and a freak snowstorm that kept me housebound for seven days has left me with too much to … Continue reading

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