Trigger warnings…

Considering some of the topics I cover, I think my name as a byline ought to be construed as a trigger warning for some things. After reading a couple of really interesting posts on the subject – from the September 2015 Atlantic, and an August 2015 Salon post – I decided maybe we should simplify things. There…

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Musical hell…

It’s taken me a while to decide whether or not to write or even post this… Why? Well… first I had to wrap my head around the level of wrong, then I had to decide whether or not I wanted to admit that I actually know (some) country music. ummm….. So… shopping for Super Bowl……

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Opa RK Style… welcome to my world!

Every now and then, I do some work as a freelance writer. It’s a rare thing in part because I’m really not actively pursuing freelance gigs and in part because I’m darn picky about what kind of work I’ll accept. There was a time when I was essentially making a living as a freelancer. At…

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Dealbreakers… Dude, g’bye!

Dealbreakers, those all-important things that will make us walk away from an otherwise good (???) thing. We’ve all got them, and sometimes, we ignore them. Bad idea. Despite plenty of bad-turned-good stories from the mythical, but oh-so-totally real friend-of-my-sister’s-friend’s-cousin. Work research took me to the page http://www.good.is and they had run a series of somewhat humorous…

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Happy New Year to me…

I rang in the New Year with four teenage children in residence… As if that weren’t fun enough, I also came down with the sinus infection from Hell – which of course didn’t manifest in its full glory until the long, holiday weekend had gotten underway, leaving me waiting till the first weekday to actually…

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Update – the hiatus continueth…sorta

Ahem, ahem, ahem! A bit over a month ago, I posted that I was taking a brief hiatus, thanks in no small part to the insantity that my life had become. Though the majority of the insanity has passed, I’m still waiting for the dust to completely settle and there are still a few minor…

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It’s the Real Thing… The Coca-Cola Classic

Quick, what is this a picture of? OK, most of my friends know me – I am not a major soda drinker. Every now and then, I may indulge – usually when at a restaurant and the other options are dismal. Sometimes though, I want a real Coke. Not Diet, not New Coke, not Coke…

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