Fifty Shades of Meh

14 Feb

Fifty Shades of Meh

Well, I saw the first screening of “Fifty Shades of Grey” this morning. Nothing like a little BDSM to dominate the breakfast hour!   This is the big-screen adaptation of the best-selling E.L. James novel, the story of young college student Anastasia who falls for kinky billionaire Christian Grey. What I liked:  • The soundtrack […]

2014: The year I was gutted

31 Dec

2014: The year I was gutted

  My 2014 can be summed up with one fact: It took five months for my c-section incision to heal, a wound that should have closed in less than 6 weeks. I’m not saying this to inspire sympathy or to have a conversation about childbirth in America. Just know that when I say I spent […]

2014: Favorite Reads

30 Dec

2014: Favorite Reads

Yesterday I bemoaned the fact that there are too many “best-of” year-end lists. Then I went ahead and gave you my top songs of the year. Now one day later, here I am with another list. Forgive me, okay? Because this is a list of books, and books are good.   The Empathy Exams • Leslie Jamison […]

2014: Top 14 Songs of the Year

29 Dec

2014: Top 14 Songs of the Year

I’m a person who loves year-end lists, but this year it seems like there are lists upon lists everywhere, and even lists of lists. If I were a funnier, more clever person, I would aggregate the best of the best-of lists here. But I’m not. So I’m just going to go ahead and list my […]

#GivingTuesday

2 Dec

#GivingTuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday, which is apparently a thing that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. If you still have any money left after all those shopping days, here are my favorite ways to get rid of it:   Landmine Relief Fund   The Landmine Relief Fund was started in 2004 by Bill […]