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Monthly archive October, 2011

Lesson From A Gopher Tortoise

About halfway through my run this morning, in the darkness of my neighborhood, I came across a baby gopher tortoise lying upside down in the road. It was the smallest gopher tortoise I have ever seen and its little legs were moving but its body wasn’t going anywhere. The road the tortoise was stuck on...

If My Car Had A Sticker…

My town is full of minivans and SUVs. And an overabundance of these family stickers conspicuously placed on their rear windows. You know the ones I’m talking about. Father, mother, son, daughter, cat and dog. The first couple of times I saw them, I felt a little left out. I never saw a sticker for...

Happily Making A Spectacle Of Myself: 1800Specs.com

I’ve been wearing glasses since I realized I couldn’t see the board in my business school class. I was 26 years old and had no idea it was possible to be so vision-challenged at such a young age. By contrast, I could see the boys just fine. At that point, I had been living in...

Housewife Is Not A Nice Name

A typical Tuesday morning at my house. NOT. My husband called me a housewife the other night. Boy, did it hurt. Those words felt like the equivalent of him punching me in the stomach. It was as if he had told me that my last blog post sucked or worse, that my vagina was too...

The Only Thing I Miss About Being Married to the Father of My Children

I have a new piece up today over on the Huffington Post Divorce channel. A really great title for it would have been “The Only Thing I Miss About Being Married to the Father of My Children”. But I thought that would be a little too long. So I titled it The Most Lamentable Part...

Chunks Visits Her Gynecologist

This year’s outfit. I’m looking irascible. Yesterday was one of those days I dreaded and yet, in an odd, maybe mentally unhealthy way, looked forward to. It was my annual visit with my gynecologist: getting felt-up, having a pap smear and a rectal exam with a boob-squashing mammogram on the side. What’s not to like?...