That's What She Said

My Lou Diamond FunkUp

They say blood is thicker than water, and I tried to test that theory out at DragonCon over Labor Day weekend, but the celebrity I’m related to doesn’t even know we’re family. My sister is the official gen...

My Eyes Are Up Here

It happens everywhere. I originally thought what I’d observed the other day at a meeting was something reserved for less-formal environments, like radio. However, it seems even those immersed in what many co...
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The Goodness in Being Naive

I know Mr. Carter’s uncle didn’t mean to upset him. However, in my son’s mind he was certain he was heading into the abyss. My 3 year old is very practical. This is not a kid who relies on imagination to cre...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: A solo day at the theater

I don’t mind doing things by myself. In fact, sometimes I prefer it that way since it allows me to sit quietly in my own space and reset. It also gives me a chance to absorb my surroundings, especially when I’m...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Mr. Carter hits the field

There comes a time in all our lives when things begin to get consistently complicated. I always assumed that time hit around puberty and the introduction of unrequited love, but have since realized it emerges d...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Learning to embrace birthdays

A proud Pisces, I just celebrated my 48th birthday on the 11th. As a woman who has never been self-conscious about my age, it was a fun time hanging out with friends and spending the actual day with my son. But...