Blog Archives for category Humor

The Hare, the Tortoise, and the Hairy Retiree

Let’s face it — nothing packs on the pounds like getting out of the military. After years of being weighed,… Continue reading »

Hey Mom, tricks (and treats) are for kids

It was October 1997, and our first child was two years old. When he was an infant, I didn’t want… Continue reading »

Don’t be a moody foodie

I’ll try anything once. Well, maybe not cliff diving … or running with the bulls … or a Mohawk hairdo… Continue reading »

Football parents guilty of excessive celebration

Ever since our kids’ peewee soccer days, my husband, Francis, and I have loved watching them play sports. Despite their… Continue reading »

The other men (and a few women) in my life

In my 23 years as a military spouse, I have regularly had relationships with individuals other than my husband. Often… Continue reading »

Catching crabs, the respectable way

Many hungry vacationers will seek out the rich sweetness of Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs this summer. Arguably, you haven’t lived… Continue reading »

The princess and the pee

When you’re a military family stationed in Timbuktu, you can’t rely on relatives to watch your pets when you’re on… Continue reading »

Five Reasons I’d Never Win Survivor

I could claim that I have fencing lessons, or that I have tickets to La Boheme, or that I’m attending… Continue reading »

50 Shades of Mattress Shopping

I stepped out of our car and squinted up at the sleek, tall building. It seemed more like a tech… Continue reading »

Never Say Never

I swore I’d never do it. But there I was on a gurney, begging my doctor to please, for the… Continue reading »

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