This post WAS supposed to be sponsored by Grammarly, but they failed to deliver on their promise of compensation, so their sponsorship credit has been removed. Should they decide to keep their promise after all, I will reinstate it. However, based on this unfortunate situation, I can no longer recommend them. I sincerely hope that’s […]


( — I think it was God’s way of telling me that fast food really is bad for me. Okay, not really, but I won’t be swinging by the local McDonald’s for a snack again any time soon. When I stopped for a Big Mac Meal on Tuesday, I got in a car accident in […]


( — I recently rediscovered a stash of childhood journals, which include some laugh-out-loud entries. Like this one. Dear Journal, I just got back from the Lake Tranquility 4th of July party. The fireworks were awesome! I stayed afterward, until Daddy had finished cleaning up the display. C. and I hung out together, and she […]


( — When I was a kid, we frequently recorded movies off of television and watched the tapes over and over and over. As a result, I have eerily sharp memories surrounding “the magic of Minolta,” Secret Keepers, Sylvan soft white bulbs, Bill Cosby and Jell-O Pudding, and a creepy face in the carpet selling […]


( — In response to my post the other day about the random solicitation we accidentally received offering us the chance to “help feed an elderly Jewish person for just $2.40,” reader TSS shared the following comments: Bizarre, but why funny? Certainly not “priceless”… It’s worth exactly 2.40. What is the name of the soliciting […]