Toilet paper and beer

Yikes. Not only is Hurricane Irene projected to become a Category 3 or 4, at this point it’s projected to make landfall along the southeastern North Carolina coast on Saturday.


That’s where I live, folks. Of course, during Irene’s touch-down I’m supposed to be on Cape Cod at my college girlfriends’ reunion, which has been in    [Continue reading]

Art imitates life. Or something like that.

I had a serious case of deja vu when Holly, my hairdresser, was snipping my split ends last week. She’d just gotten back from Nowhere, Ohio with her boyfriend and started telling me about their trip.

It turns out that Jason’s grandfather, at age 83, didn’t want to drive his big Ford Econoline van anymore. He    [Continue reading]

Peace on Earth...please?

You're killing me with that story...

This freaking cold weather has, for some reason, reminded me of the two years I spent in Wisconsin in the 1970’s. I started writing this vignette sometime during the summer and meant to post it at Halloween but forgot about it until today. So here you go, trick or treat:

It was a dark    [Continue reading]