Category Archives: Disorders

I Don’t Practice Santeria

But I do love a botanica. I just found another one in Long Beach, hidden on a side street but filled with a million delights. Shelves that nearly reached the ceiling were stocked with perfumes, oils, cleaning sprays, amulets, religious … Continue reading

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Spider Bite

I was lying on the couch, talking on the phone to my adopted son Chris. We talked about getting our knuckles tattooed together. He told me that he recently went to the ER when a little red bump on his … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Jane

I followed Jane, from Sea of Shoes, on Twitter and Instagram until she posted the picture above and I commented, “Nothing wrong here.” Boom, she blocked me. I understand. No one wants any comments that imply one is less than … Continue reading

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Move Aside, Proust: The Ex-Wife Speaks

When I’m feeling particularly miserable and powerless, I check to see if the Ex-Wife has written a new column in her neighborhood paper.  It never makes me feel better, but I am often rewarded by my favorite tropes, like references … Continue reading

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Calm Yourselves, Children

Noticing a spike in my blog stats, I traced it to a reddit group or whatever they call it, (subgroup? board?) for people who hate their parents. The parents are labeled “narcissists” for the purposes of explaining why they’re “toxic.” … Continue reading

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More Fun With Senility

Last night I couldn’t think of Billy Holiday’s name when I heard one of her songs, and tonight I talked to my Keurig machine. It won’t be long now, I’m thinking. Observing one’s own senility as it progresses is probably … Continue reading

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Me, Me Me, and My Incredible DNA!

Do you watch those adds for 23 and Me and think, Gee, I should really do this because it would be fascinating to learn more about me? Same here! I’m so interested in my DNA because I know I’m special. … Continue reading

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Awful Must-See TV

I am happy to report that since the last time I wrote about my TV habits, I’ve discovered three new shows to watch, all awful. Most compellingly awful is Billions. It is excruciating. It stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti … Continue reading

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Good, Bad, And Ugly: Weekend Report

I am so happy to be contributing to the MIISTA Blog!  They are a great a company whose shoes and values I fully endorse. Go and see. I have written about men in dresses, social media hate mobs, and that … Continue reading

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The Perfect Shredded T-Shirt

I’m going to disagree and say, almost perfect. The price is certainly fair, given, you know. But If I have to hand wash it, then no. Forget it. Thoughts?

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