My Life Flashing Before Me – On Video

My Life Flashing Before Me – On Video

It’s officially “The Day After.” The day after my firstborn got married. I’m about to slip into a coma, so you just enjoy a leisurely read while I visit the afterlife. I promise to give the full scoop about that next week – if I decide to come back (if they let me come back, ...
Wedding Planner: Another Job Title Under Motherhood

Wedding Planner: Another Job Title Under Motherhood

A while back, HJ News published an article about the worst jobs people do to earn a living. As I read through job descriptions that included filth, high pressure, poor conditions, tedium, danger, long hours, low wages, exposure, blood, guts, excrement and any/all things unpleasant, I said to myself, “Been there, done that.” Hello, I’m ...
Fixing Foreign Plumbing Policy

Fixing Foreign Plumbing Policy

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…and the ability to use the bathroom for free.” Thomas Jefferson did a great job writing the Declaration of Independence, I ...
Every Party Has a Pooper, Don’t Let It Be You

Every Party Has a Pooper, Don’t Let It Be You

No matter what languages you speak or understand, or don’t speak or understand, there’s an expression in any language that is universally understood by its tone: whining. I was riding a crowded cable car on a sweltering, sweaty, summer day in Italy. The close quarters and ripe scents of numerous hot humans sardined together would ...
Whether You’re the Chief or an Indian, Be a Good One

Whether You’re the Chief or an Indian, Be a Good One

Okay, I’ll take a break from the travelogue this week, even though I don’t want to. I want to keep writing about my awesome trip, talking about my awesome trip, and thinking about my awesome trip because that way I can keep reliving my awesome trip. I miss it bad. The time away was great, ...