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Stop the Ride, I Want to Get Off!
Musings, Rants, and Everything In Between / Wit and Whimsy

Stop the Ride, I Want to Get Off!

If I reach back into my memory, back before the kids and the husband, stretch past the boyfriends and the general debauchery that defined my twenties, strain past that first bittersweet taste of adulthood, I can just about remember what life was like as a teenage girl, how weighted with importance everything seemed. Back then, before … Continue reading

Stay Gold
From the Heart

Stay Gold

When I was eight, I longed to be ten with all my heart. Ten meant old enough to stay up and watch Fantasy Island and Three’s Company. When I was twelve, stuck in the doldrums of tweenagerness before there was such a thing as tweenagerness, the aura of sixteen was magical. Sixteen meant boyfriends and formal … Continue reading

Micromanagement (Or Why I Decided To Back The Hell Up)
From the Heart / If It Weren't For Those Pesky Kids!

Micromanagement (Or Why I Decided To Back The Hell Up)

Every generation thinks the buck stopped there; thinks the generation that follows is going to be the end of civilization, the downfall of polite society, the scourge of the world.  Every generation thinks they were tougher, made of sterner stuff. Every generation thinks they are the last of the true survivors. “We survived walking uphill to … Continue reading