Month: September 2007

I’m Okay

Christina Aguilera, I’m Okay This piece spoke to me in such a dramatic way. I feel obligated to say that this is not entirely representative of my story. Because I have exposed my identity here, I don’t think it’s appropriate to go into great detail about that, but let’s just say enough of the song resonates with me that I felt an urge to … Read More I’m Okay

Time for a New Reflection

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I … Read More Time for a New Reflection

Dark Days

I don’t want to write. I am outside of myself lately. My body is talking and I cannot understand a thing it says. The scale creeps higher and higher. I feel like I have rocks in my belly that are keeping me down – holding me back. I’m uncomfortable every moment of the day, like I just ate a meal that was entirely too … Read More Dark Days

How to Get a Date with a Woman You’ve Never Met

I stumbled upon a blog today that discussed the art of seducing women. It was written by a man, which I found slightly humorous. I wonder what research he did on the subject, and if he asked any women for input. I started to think hard about the scenario that would most impress me. If a stranger crossed my path during a normal day … Read More How to Get a Date with a Woman You’ve Never Met

Recap of Back-to-School Night

Well, no matter how hard I tried, I could not shake my attitude last night. I really did try. After all, I didn’t want to come across as the town bitch to all of Ana’s teachers. I am not fond of the NJ school system. I don’t think it’s as great as the people here think it is. It’s all about statistics and teachers’ … Read More Recap of Back-to-School Night

A Little Whine after Dinner

I’m sitting here at back-to-school night, feeling like the worst mother in the world because I would rather be anywhere else in the universe but here. My daughter is in the chorus and they are singing tonight, so there was really no convenient way out of it. Of course, she had to be here 30 minutes early, so here I sit, twiddling my thumbs … Read More A Little Whine after Dinner

Tornadoes in my Mind

Ever since I was a little girl, I remember having mental cyclones. I would escape my house to the field behind it – climb the property fence to the solitude of the “other side,” and find my favorite tree. Chin in hand, I’d sit and think. And think. I don’t remember everything on my thinking agenda, but probably a lot of the subject matter … Read More Tornadoes in my Mind

Gotta Give the Boys Some Love

Hail to the Redskins!20-12Great job, boys. AP Photo Click the picture (friggin’ obnoxious Eagles fans…)


Wow. What a film. I’m always at least a couple of years behind with movies. Most of the stuff I see at the theater is geared for kids, and it never seems to be a priority to rent anything else at home. I’d heard about this movie, and it has been sitting in the back of my mind for awhile. Today I finally watched … Read More Crash

American Terrorists

Illustration by Philip Straub Yesterday, at the grocery store, I saw a woman in a bright red shirt which read, “It’s God’s job to judge the terrorists.It’s OUR job to arrange the meeting.” I couldn’t believe it. You know, despite my disgust with all the rantings I see everywhere about our country and its moral demise, and while I do consider myself a pacifist … Read More American Terrorists

Hunters and Hummers

So, today I should mention more about my dinner last night… We went to the local restaurant that’s tucked away in the middle of this old farming community. It’s really a very old Inn that’s been converted to a bar/restaurant/party place. My ex used to suggest it for our family, and I went, reluctantly, grateful for the opportunity to go out to dinner. He … Read More Hunters and Hummers

I wasn’t Crazy; the Situation was Crazy

Very quickly, because it’s late for me and I am tired… I had dinner with a former neighbor who is a psychologist with a special interest and expertise in domestic violence. It brought back a lot of old hurts that I don’t like to think about. I think it’s a shame that courts do not yet see verbal and mental abuse on the same … Read More I wasn’t Crazy; the Situation was Crazy