I’m a morning person. I’m not exactly sure when this happened because I have clear memories of my Mom having to do everything short of setting off a bomb in my room to get me up when I was in high school. Now, I tend to wake up between 5 and 5:30… Yes, that’s A.M. […]
If you’re a fan of the cult classic movie, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and you began reading this column because you thought I was writing about it, let me clear things up right now. I’m not writing about “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” (I will admit to having seen the movie many, many times […]
I used to be really good at math. And I mean really good… I was in honors math in high school. When I decided to major in English and writing in college, I breezed through the required math classes I took. In high school, I was even in Mathletes. Go ahead and make all your […]
I am not a robot. People who have met me in person can attest to this fact. Well, most of them can anyway. In fact, the closest I’ve ever gotten to being a robot was during the ‘80s when I attempted to do the dance called “The Robot.” And it was not pretty. Take my […]
The beginning of the year is the time when we get a clean slate—if we’ve screwed up in the last 12 months, we can “wipe it clean” and begin again. And although we could do things like go back to school to become a rocket scientist, become an activist and end world hunger, or dedicate […]
Dear Readers—I know you’re out there, and sometimes I even hear from you. Such was the case when Essex resident Howard Sheckells wrote to me. He suggested a column topic that hits close to home for everyone—especially if you’ll be heading to the grocery store to shop for Thanksgiving dinner.
Halloween is almost here. My husband and I have noticed that in the last few years we’ve been getting quite a lot of—ahem–older trick-or-treaters. Like practically college age. So we’ve come up with some more rules this year that we’d like the kids to follow.