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The Mystery of Easter
Sunday, April 01, 2018      6 comments

I like to think that we live in a reasonably logical world, but every year at Easter time, I realize there’s almost no rhyme or reason when it comes to people’s behavior. Case in point? Easter dinner. Now, Easter, as we all know, is a... Read more
Today's Haiku
Saturday, March 31, 2018      6 comments

Haiku #90 (of 365): She slides the lipstick across her mouth—red, sultry and feels powerful ... Read more
Daily Haiku
Friday, March 30, 2018      6 comments

Haiku #89 (of 365): Tears are welling up from somewhere deep inside me, don’t know where or why ... Read more
Today's Haiku
Thursday, March 29, 2018      5 comments

Haiku #88 (of 365): Blooming daffodils popping up through the cold earth make me feel so sad ... Read more
Haiku of the Day
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      6 comments

Haiku #87 (of 365): She wore a garnet dangling from a silver chain, glinting in the sun ... Read more
The Italian Hot Dog
Tuesday, March 27, 2018      4 comments

I had my first Italian hot dog the other night, and I just have one question to ask: How drunk was the person who came up with THAT idea? I can almost hear the tipsy thought process behind it: First, let’s take a giant piece of bread t... Read more
Today's Haiku
Tuesday, March 27, 2018      2 comments

Haiku #86 (of 365): There’s a song playing, not “in my heart,” just my head. It is an earworm! ... Read more
Haiku of the Day
Monday, March 26, 2018      3 comments

Haiku #85 (of 365): I hear the owl’s call from the depths of the black night and wish you were here ... Read more
Today's Haiku
Sunday, March 25, 2018      1 comments

Here's today's haiku. And no, they're not usually about me. My mom was getting worried there for a while when some of them were sounding a little depressed and maybe even suicidal. Basically, I'll put down whatever I can think of to fit th... Read more
My Daily Haiku
Saturday, March 24, 2018      7 comments

Back right before the New Year, my publisher challenged me to write a haiku poem every day for the entire year (because I made the mistake of saying I'm a not a poet--it will quickly become clear that I was right). So, I've been faithfully ... Read more
Just Let Me Be Me (Or, Benjamin Franklin Was Right)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      5 comments

Why do people always feel the need to tell you what you’re doing wrong? I mean, even when I’m doing well—taking care of my editing business, writing books, running most days, eating well, doing everything right—there always seems to be some... Read more
On Animal Cruelty, Human Trauma, and Why I Hate Sarah McLachlan
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      5 comments

Anybody who’s read this blog with any regularity probably already knows how much I love animals. My two pugs, who died over this past year, were my whole world and I miss them every day. But it’s not just my own pets that I loved. I’m crazy... Read more
I Beat Myself Up—and I Like It
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      6 comments

People who know me well often tell me that I can be a little too negative. They say I’m quick to spot even the slightest problem and call attention to it, making an immediate global declaration that everything sucks and all people are ___ (... Read more
In Praise of Routine
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      11 comments

People are always telling me to break out of my “rut,” to mix things up, that there’s nothing to be gained from doing the same basic routine every day, week after week, year after year. Those people? Are morons. Just for the record: Ro... Read more
Caesar: In Memoriam
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      12 comments

A year ago today, I had to say good-bye to my pug Caesar. He was almost 15 and had been suffering from crippling arthritis for years (not to me... Read more

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