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One Step Away From Ugly

One Step Away From Ugly

Some days, I think I’m only one step away from ugly. Other days, two or three steps. See what I mean? If I drop a few of my beauty and fashion must-dos, and don’t “doll” myself up, I quickly age a few years or look like I’ve gained a few pounds. Or worse, look like...

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...

The Eyes Have It

I am totally screwed. Okay, not totally but a little bit. I made an impulsive big ticket item purchase last week. After I had just returned from a trip to Colorado with my kids. That trip was preceded by a trip to North Carolina and they are both to be followed next week by a...

My Gynecologist and Me

I had a very important appointment last Thursday morning. It was downtown and I had to be there at 9:00 am, after dropping off the kids for their last day of school. I really wanted to look my best and feel fresh for it so I woke up extra early to take a full service...

My Rosie Nose

Rosie, you’re all right, you wear my ring When you hold me tight, Rosie, that’s my thing When you turn out the light I got to hand it to me Looks like it’s me and you again tonight, Rosie.   Jackson Browne   This growing older thing is getting old. I mean, I can take...

Hard 8 Birthday

Today is my 44th birthday. And I’m fine with that. I’m not one of those people who dislikes getting older. I’m having too much fun to care. And besides, not much has changed since I turned 43. I’m writing more, reaching a broader audience beyond my parents and their friends. I don’t have too many...