Please, Wear Your Mask


The Hamilton County Health Department posted this graphic to easily illustrate the effectiveness of wearing a mask to limit transmission of COVID-19 to others. Looks pretty simple, right? Yet some insist on politicizing this proven public health strategy. Masking up is the very least we can do to keep all of us safe during the … Continue reading

Seriously, Leave Barbie Alone


Lean In…come closer…closer…Pssst…Leave Barbie alone. Seriously. It seems as though lately everyone is out to get this American toy treasure charging her with diminishing young girls self esteem in the form of a proposal to ban Girl Scout Barbie badges to creating a doll the more accurately mimics a female figure. It is absolutely ridiculous … Continue reading

A McPlea for the McFun Muffler


There’s a McJackass on the loose and they are taking all the McFun out of McDonald’s. The McDonald’s in my town was just rebuilt from the ground up. A well-deserved rebuild, considering this fast food joint earned social mecca status in 1978. Somehow ordering a diet soda cancelled out the calories of the large order … Continue reading

Fifty, Fuzzy and Fabulous


“Really? I still feel 16.” That’s what my brain said to my body the morning of my 50th birthday. Most of the time, it’s hard to remember I’m half a century old.  It’s hell to have peach fuzz on my brain and above my upper lip. Sure, a lot has changed over the years. In … Continue reading

Fore The Love of Family


There is a new Superdad versus Supermom challenge in our house – teaching our tween daughter how to play golf. Some may defer to the more experienced person with the most tournament tags and expensive fancy golf clubs – let’s call him dad.  While others may defer to the most patient person even though her … Continue reading

A Cougar with Benefits


It’s been haunting me for almost 365 days. Everytime I look at a blank wall, I see a gigantic shadowy “5-0” staring back at me. Really, what’s the big deal about turning 50?  Clifford the Big Red Dog, Amelia Bedelia and Denny’s are all blowing out 50 big ones this year. I was just getting … Continue reading

Ditching The Fitch


“I like a woman with some meat on her bones because she knows how to cook and have fun!” While I can’t remember exactly where I heard that quote, I can tell you who didn’t say it – Mike Jeffries, CEO of retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch. It seems yet another clothing store is discriminating against … Continue reading

Channeling My Inner Mrs. Potato Head


Lately, I can’t get enough potatoes. If the spuds are mashed, shredded, fried, baked, scalloped or boiled…bring them on! As a matter of fact, I’m spending a lot of time in my pantry contemplating life over a bag of salt and vinegar potato chips.  Ahhh, to be Mrs. Arthur Treacher. I find potatoes are an … Continue reading