Winner Declared in Palm Wars 2012

Winner Declared in Palm Wars 2012

  Newsflash. It happened quietly. For weeks, my ears were programmed to detect the raucous rumble of a tree trimmer’s motor when in fact it was the muffled snap and…

Palm Wars

Palm Wars

We don’t see much of our neighbors. Cruising in or out of the driveway, we exchange smiles or a nod.  If we feel particularly perky, we wave. On our block,…

There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

Where I live, sandwiched between Route 66 and Sunset, it’s cars and concrete. Walk your dog off-leash, you’re asking for it. This isn’t the habitat that springs to mind when…

Marriage Buster Take 2

Marriage Buster Take 2

Our mutts Molly and Shane wake us up with the sun, pacing the wood floors of our bedroom, their nails click-clacking like a telegraph: “WAKE UP! Stop. WE’RE HUNGRY! Stop….

Sugar High

Sugar High

There’s something so enticing about a Sprinkles cupcake, something that makes you salivate all the way to the door, and swallow your pride about having wasted thirty minutes in a…

Marriage Buster #1

Marriage Buster #1

A good dentist handles critical matters in your life like keeping your smile sparkly and your mouth ouch free. My dentist does all that in his sleep. This week I…

College Trends: Double Major Makes College Count

College Trends: Double Major Makes College Count

        Edward Hopper Nighthawks, 1942 In January, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 8.3 percent and the number of unemployed persons declined to 12.8 million….

Howling over Dog Waste

Howling over Dog Waste

Studies show a percentage of pathogens and bacteria found in the ocean, which can cause typhoid fever, bacterial gastroenteritis and Hepatitis A, are from dog poop.         …

Roses, Buds and Thorns…screaming strongly suggested

Roses, Buds and Thorns…screaming strongly suggested

I am never out of the fight – Navy Seal motto                                 My Dad was…

Rich Enough to Care to Bond over Compost

Rich Enough to Care to Bond over Compost

Lascaux circa 15,000 B.C. According to the International Energy Agency, dangerous climate change will be essentially irreversible by 2017. Every sixth grade American kid learns Early Man had a lot…


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