Are you familiar with the KonMari Method organizing revolution? I watched a couple of episodes on Netflix and soon became skeptical of what Marie Kondo didn't tell me. I first time I heard Marie Kondo's name mentioned was in an awe-inspiring way by my daughter, Courtney, and my son's girlfriend, Leksy. Since I'm a packrat of the... Continue Reading →
How to Be Creative in a World Full of Sellouts
Sometimes when I travel, I find a takeaway, which becomes a souvenir for my brain. It can enlighten me and inspire a new way of thinking. This time, it included thoughts of creativity, originality, and its risks in a world where selling out is common. That invisible souvenir was even better than the sunglasses I bought!... Continue Reading →
Weird Thoughts from the Sick Bed
I arrived home from a trip to California on Tuesday night and sneezed. I don't want to get sick. My mind raced back to the time when I pressed the button on an elevator with my knuckle (I'm so smart) and then rubbed my itchy eye with the same body part. (I'm so stupid!) Or it could... Continue Reading →
This is a Courtesy Reminder
We interrupt your regular programming for a courtesy reminder. It's that time again. Time to take a flying LEAP! We will leap ahead. No, not that kind. Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow! We'll leap AHEAD and lose one hour. Dang. It causes tons of accidents, and suicides peak on Monday. But we gain an extra hour of... Continue Reading →
Need a Susie Whisperer? Random Acts of Chat
People and dog behavior can be more alike than different. A humorous look at the Dog Whisperer.
31 days. Slanted October light slices through the trees, casting shadows that creep across the withered landscape. Trees groan when wind claws brittle leaves from their branches. In shades of gold and blood-red scarlet to tawny brown they pirouette and spiral high in the sky, then sigh in resignation and finally rest upon the ground to... Continue Reading →
New Expressions for 2015 – In Response to Esquire
Do you get bored with expressions? I do. I avoid, "Awesome," like an f-bomb. Okay. That's not true. I occasionally f-bomb. Last year, Stacey Woods, a writer for Esquire's Culture Blog, listed twenty-seven sayings or slang that had to go. This year she's not messing around. She listed fifty of them! I chose a few... Continue Reading →
I Am Going Straight to Hell or Household Confessional
Being a product of Catholic upbringing, I carry around my fair share of guilt. As a child, the night before making my Confession at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, I would lie awake trying to recall all of my most recent transgressions. Disobeying seemed to be at the top of the list most months.... Continue Reading →
Do You Believe in VS Angels?
The first time I was in a Victoria’s Secret, I purchased a “gift” for my husband. At that time the store appealed to adult women and the lingerie could be quite bawdy. I chose a see-thru push-up bra “teddy” with a killer thong. Later that evening, during a lovely candlelit dinner, I found the undergarments so uncomfortable... Continue Reading →