Category Archives: love

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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Heroic Mothers, I Salute You

How can you watch Susan Bro speak about her daughter without tearing up? What a magnificent woman and mother. On July 31, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry lost her only son to a drug overdose, but she is back at work, … Continue reading

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Even Help Is No Help

I wasn’t looking forward to Mother’s Day since no children were going to honor me and my own mother is long gone. My plan was to just suck it up and go out for an omelette. I forgot to factor … Continue reading

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Autopsy, Seven Years In

The second time Max killed himself it was too surreal to take in. He was lying in his bed with one knee up and his headphones in his right hand, next to his IPod. When he wouldn’t wake up, I … Continue reading

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Baby Cafe

I have the perfect business concept for anyone who wants to finance it: Baby Cafe! I think it’s self-explanatory but in case you’re picturing a cafe that serves Babies on Toast or something, no, it will be like a Cat … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Epiphanies

First, let me assure you that this won’t be about stuff I’m thankful for. Although on Thanksgiving, I actually announced that I’m thankful for not being a dwarf. No offense to the dwarf community. Otherwise no, not thankful, I’m too … Continue reading

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Look At My Jews Over Here!

Leonard Cohen has a new record coming out, and at 82, he reveals in a new interview that he is “ready to die.” Meanwhile, Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for literature. You may not care for either artist … Continue reading

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Style Trumps Trump!

Things may be bad but for once there’s a silver lining and here he is. This is Mac, who agreed to let me pose with him so I could tell people he’s my boyfriend. He didn’t act all flattered, he … Continue reading

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When Your Kid Breaks Up With You

So you’re going along being a mom, and you think it’s permanent, because, you know, but then all of a sudden he or she decides it’s over. He or she refers to you as a “biological mother” and pretty much … Continue reading

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Six Years In

I went to the cemetery today to mark another year. It’s the most barren, godforsaken cemetery you could imagine. Across the way, there are great big headstones and grass, with benches to sit on. On our side, the side for … Continue reading

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