Sunday, June 26, 2016

When You Want to Hug a Stranger in Dunkin Donuts

In Dunkin Donuts there was a Young Woman sitting at the table next to me. She was talking on her cell phone and upset because another girl had deliberately shoved her out-of-the-way to get on the bus. And in an I-can’t-take-it-anymore moment she shoved the girl back and they got into a fight. Tearfully she said, “This happens all the time. I don’t want to fight. This is not who I am. I’m sorry. This doesn’t happen when I’m with you. I feel safer with you.”


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bitch, Am I Boring You?

And the Search for a Therapist Continues


After our second session I fired my therapist. Two meetings are what it took for me to see we weren’t going to work out. And I’d really hoped we would.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Death in the Family

I found out about the death of a cousin on Facebook because that’s how we learn of these things now.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

And How Are You Today? A Tale of Reverse Customer Service

First of all I had no business being in Macy’s, especially the 34th Street Mothership. But I was in the neighborhood, I needed a bra, and so there I was strolling through the lingerie department like I had money and boobs.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Today is My Mom's Birthday and She's Not Happy About It

Today is my Mom’s birthday and she’s not happy about it. How can she be? She (and she is not alone in this) has succumbed to the constant subliminal and overt cultural messages that discount the value of older people in general and older women specifically.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Don’t Hate on the Skinny Girl at the Gym

Photo by patrisyu.
Okay, we’re a few days in and you’re still up for making a good-faith effort on your New Year’s resolutions. If one of them is going to the gym, do yourself a favor. When you get there, please don’t hate on the skinny girl.