Why Can’t I Master Woman Stuff?

Why Can’t I Master Woman Stuff?

I was never a tomboy as a kid. I couldn’t throw a ball with any accuracy, wouldn’t be able to tell you the difference between the infield and a forward guard, and am relatively sure I am mixing up sports here. I accept my ineptitude in all things sporty butch. But I am even more useless in areas that are usually the domain of women. In fact, with all this chatter about “identifying as something other than what you...
Leo DiCaprio Got Fat

Leo DiCaprio Got Fat

So did Vincent D’Onofrio. They started off lean and mean, but made the catastrophic error of eating carbs and steak. Now they rock Jabba the Hutt level jowls. Seriously those flesh pockets jiggle on well after the actors stop talking. Of course, being movie stars, they have been sent down the trap door of shame to wallow in their extra large Dad bods. Oh wait… no they haven’t. The film industry trap door of grey hair and fat...
When I Run My Own Country

When I Run My Own Country

Don’t you sometimes look around your world and just want to fix stuff? I mean we are all citizens of some place, yet we don’t often think about how everything could be made better if the people in charge did something about it. They have the reins on truly important items that make the world tick, why can’t they do something about the broken stuff? I guess my real question is: How could lives be made better for the good people...
Money is Power in a Marriage

Money is Power in a Marriage

Money is power in a relationship. And the person who earns the most money, generally holds the balance of that power. Another reality is, the partner who elects to stay out of the workforce to be home with the children is usually the woman of the pair. This may be a generalization, but demographics bear me out on that one. I see lots of young women getting into the marriage and baby years, and they are not having those preliminary negotiations...
8 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

8 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Every time we see the light from an incoming new year, all the lemmings scramble to plan their perky fresh start. Year after year we will join a gym, quit smoking, clean up our lives and finally deal with those nasty personal shortcomings. We tell ourselves: “this will be the year!” But we all know how this is going to play out don’t we? Great plans are made, but even with all the resolve and will power, it all slides off the rails by February....
Five Cautionary Tales From Holiday Cartoons

Five Cautionary Tales From Holiday Cartoons

Every year the holiday festive season comes crashing through the door and delivers a whole box of impossible expectations for the perfect Christmas. Rather than deal with it by actually getting the house clean and checking the decoration boxes for mouse poop, I hide on the sofa and watch old TV Christmas cartoons. Have you ever thought about what lessons these shows are teaching? They seem heartwarming, but they should really be classified as...
Stop Exercising at Me – Guest Post on Two Bugs and a Blog

Stop Exercising at Me – Guest Post on Two Bugs and a Blog

I don’t know which is more irritating, the “jog on the spot at a red light” guy or the “travel with my yoga mat” chick. Both make me wish I had lasers so I could give them a stink eye they would never forget. Some of us hate exercising. There, I said it. I know… crazy talk. This little blast from the past guest post on Two Bugs and a Blog gets even the Yogis to shake their little flexible fists at me…Stop Exercising at me ...
Explaining The USA to a Canadian

Explaining The USA to a Canadian

In case you missed this one over at Blunt Moms, my friend Sarah Gilbert of Seven Little Mexicans and I wrote a culturally sensitive and informative piece. We tackled the hard issues in Canadian and American relations with intelligence and aplomb…. and if you believe that, do I have a weblink for you: Explaining the USA to Canadians    ...