Captain Jack Spare-me

Captain Jack Spare-me 2

Keith Richards sacrificed a lot of brain cells over the years to create the endearing persona Johnny Depp would incarnate as the pirate character of Captain Jack Sparrow. That is exactly what you have to do to be entertained by the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga – sacrifice brain cells. Yes, ...
Hats Off to the Royal Wedding!

Hats Off to the Royal Wedding!

Cheerio, good mates! Yes, I spent the weekend as an honorary Brit. I watched hours of recorded royal wedding footage (on turbo-speed when necessary) and googled post-event highlights. It truly was a gorgeous wedding, and Kate’s dress was a knockout – elegant, but understated. I think the whole event was climactic enough that the people ...
Prom Mom

Prom Mom 5

In order to go to the Junior Prom I had to call in a favor. I hadn’t been asked, but I was a junior and I wanted to go to my prom so I called a friend of mine who went to another high school and asked him if he’d go with me. Our families ...
Community Blobber

Community Blobber 2

My son loves science and math. Because of this my husband thinks I cheated on him. But somewhere from the dark depths of our bohemian genetic pool a reasonable, systematic gene fought its way through the stew of gypsies and made its way into my fetal son’s DNA. For this freak of nature I am ...
Food for Thought

Food for Thought 2

In the world of my childhood, thongs were sandals you wore in the summer and flip flops were back handsprings. Now flip flops are staple footwear for all seasons and occasions and something you should never call thongs in public or else your teenagers will scatter and claim not to know you. I was a ...