April 28, 2020

“Thank God for Governor McMaster!”

Governor McMaster is the Republican Governor of South Carolina. “Thank God for Governor McMaster” is what I texted my friend yesterday afternoon. 

That is not a statement that I ever, in a million years, thought would come out of my mou...

April 23, 2020

I thought time would go slower. 

It is just me? Am I the only one who thought this lock down would have some affect on how quickly time was moving? That it would slow it down a skosh?

I  recognize that as naive. I know that not being able to get a table for six at Appleb...

April 22, 2020

I feel like one of the reasons people come to this blog is for a back stage look at my life, and all the weird things that go into making it. Sometimes it’s cancer. Sometimes it’s me annoying Jaimie. Sometimes it’s me making fun of the way people park in my apartment c...

April 17, 2020

Yesterday, I went to Walmart. 

Does that sentence appear ominous? I want it to appear ominous. 

I don’t know about you, but this lockdown has given Walmart a much different feel. It hasn’t done that with other stores. I don’t feel like I’m taking my life into my own hand...

April 16, 2020

I am a liberal. Much to the chagrin of most of my extended family.

I am happy to say, however, that I still get invited to reunions. They are still buying my book. This leads me to believe that blood is thicker than Fox News and MSNBC. Let’s see if I’m singing that same...

April 14, 2020

“If you don’t love a picture of yourself, wait ten years.” 

-Something Lauren Duffie said once. 

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I love social media. 

I know that’s not a popular opinion. I know as a Gen-Xer I’m supposed to hate everything. I know as a brooding, intense writer I’m supposed to...

April 10, 2020

“What is truth?”

That was the question posed to me this morning. 

And no— I was not wake and baking. Do people still say wake and baking? 

And no— I was not pondering the realities of our current political situation. 

This question, "What is truth?" was being asked by the...

April 9, 2020

In case any of you out there wondering how it is I start most of my days—don’t worry, I am about to tell you. 

Most of the time I fall right back asleep. I set my alarm at a time that is for too aspirational, and roll back over and doze off for another hour. 

Then t...

April 8, 2020

Like all of you, Jaimie and I have found ourselves in the grip of this lockdown. We’ve been working from home. We’ve barely left the house in three weeks. We’ve discovered Zoom. We even made my mother download the House Party game app so we could spend some time togeth...

April 6, 2020

It was at 11:30 last night that I started to lose my mind.

That was day three of the non-stop music and screaming from the apartment below us.  

I just couldn’t believe what was happening. Friday night was annoying, but manageable. Saturday night at 1 a.m. things started...

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