Monthly Archives: June 2011

You say tomato, I say tomato. I remember.

“There are two sides to every story – and then?  There’s the truth.”  Growing up, I’d heard these words applied to matters of the heart and it taught me to really contemplate how to perceive every argument, misunderstanding or complicated story to come down the pike.  It gave me perspective on how humans relate to one another and how complex situations can be.  Growing up, I learned that nothing is ever truly black & white – it is always mixed, […]

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If there’s a Rock & Roll Heaven…

If you ever watch a group of very young teenagers in a cluster, you cannot find the non-conformist among them with a tweezers, as they just do not exist.  With youth comes the desire to be the most perfect copycat, with no really good map of which cat to follow.   More fascinating still, is to watch a group of older teenagers as they embrace the convictions of their hearts.  For me, it is such a joy to watch them […]

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Well, here’s to you Mrs. Robinson…

Not too long ago, I received an email from a man I’d met that read: “Here’s the profile of a friend of mine, I thought you’d like him.  He’s me, but older.” Ouch. My response, read something like: “Thanks, baby boy.  But I can find men by my own pitiful old self, without your big, strong, young brain jumping in to help me discern the difference between what I can and cannot handle in the dating world.  You, who happened […]

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The world is NOT your oyster.

Nor is it your preferred cut of filet mignon, Eggs Benedict or five-star vegan restaurant (should that be your cup of protein).  It is a sad statement for you to hear, I know, but you’re just going to have to deal with the fact that the people you keep referring to and/or pointing at — you know, the ones who not only aren’t catering to you they aren’t even considering you — probably aren’t going to, at least not any […]

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The stuff of life.

The staff of life, so, goes the quote about bread.  Meaning bread is one of those necessary, dietary mainstays.  Tonight, I was served some of the most delicious bread pudding I’ve ever had and all I could think was, “Hmmm.  Bread pudding.  Well, that’s what they ought to serve to evil people with no promise of paradise, so they can feel guilty about their wicked lives.”  That right there friend, is some necessary bread, in my opinion.   But, I […]

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Zero to Snark in 3.5 Seconds

If you ever doubt that people are snarky by nature, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you don’t live near a freeway, highway, expressway or close to any pavement where the speed limit is over 35mph.  Here in Southern California, those electronic road signs that blare “Click it or Ticket” on a holiday weekend should occasionally be changed to include warnings about the dangers of driving under the influence of snark (possibly highly caffeinated or […]

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