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The Real Truth About New Year’s Eve

During my youth, my best offer on many New Year’s Eves was babysitting. My night included sampling the family’s leftover… 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 »

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 »

From the Meat & Potatoes Archives: The Twelve Takes of Christmas

“C’mon everybody!” I bellowed from our living room, “Let’s get this over with!” “KIDS!? HONEY!?” I yelled from behind my… Continue reading »

True romance is a gas

Ten years ago, when my family was stationed in Virginia, a boring weeknight in the suburbs inspired me to write… Continue reading »

The Secret Life of Moms

“Did you have a good summer?” clusters of moms in the high school lobby ask each other, then simultaneously give… Continue reading »

The Elephant in the Bedroom

We’ve all seen those awkward commercials. Unrealistically tall, thin, good-looking actors holding hands in outdoor bathtubs and canoodling in public…. Continue reading »

The Realities of Now

Back then, you danced. I mean you really danced. During your 20s and 30s, you’d hear a song that would… Continue reading »

The Twelve Takes of Christmas

“C’mon everybody!” I bellowed from our living room, “Let’s get this over with!” “KIDS!? HONEY!?” I yelled from behind my… Continue reading »

Bucketful of Love

My 5th grader’s Harriet Tubman Project is due this week. The car is encrusted in salt and grime and needs… Continue reading »

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