There Once Was a Boy and a Stove

I’m not one to answer a phone call and rarely check my voicemail. Maybe it’s because I started my professional career as a telemarketer. Maybe it’s because I can’t see the person calling and it feels awkward, I...

Student Sellers and Their Parent Pushers

I am a competitive person but believe there are limits to how you win a competition. Something parents do during their children’s competitions really bothers me and I refuse to participate. When you think of...

The Act of Sexual Repression

A fashion trend at Pride had me and a friend talking. The colorful display that gay men don made me realize in this discussion how sexually-repressed women still are. A straight male friend attended a Pride ...

Boy Crush

Many of us take for granted our effect on other people, assuming our existence is a solitary one. A recent trip to my son’s school made me realize that I am a celebrity, not in the media world, but in the eyes ...

Honk Honk! Atlanta’s Traffic Nightmare

I contend the issues with Atlanta traffic are 50 percent population growth, the other 50 percent self-fulfilling prophecy. Let me give you just a few examples. I was traveling along 285 East and had to jump ...

Braving the Water

I pride myself on my dedication and efforts to be a good mother. However, I’m afraid I let Mr. Carter experience something that he really didn’t like … and I could have stopped it from happening. Over Labor ...

My American Horror Hotel Story

I have a good life. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience good friends, a loving family, and colleagues that have been incredibly supportive. But there is one major difference between me and most people in m...

No Soap, No Bathing … No Bueno

I don’t smell! That was part of the headline I saw from The Guardian for a story that introduced me to people who chose to no longer shower or bathe. You read that correctly; these people have decided to liv...

Saying Goodbye

I’m not a fan of house-flipping shows. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve sat through many of them and am curious what the end results look like. However, what I don’t like is the idea of a home as just a building and th...

The Farts of Life

Everybody farts. Whether we admit to it or not, we are built to pass gas when necessary. For some, those moments can come at the most inopportune time. I grew up in a family that had the freedom to expres...

Our Country’s Identity Crisis

Genealogy has been a hot topic for many years, the biggest beneficiary being ancestry.com. My sister has gone much further than looking relatives up online, serving as my family’s true genealogist for decades. ...