Humor

2015: Five Modest Proposals

The big stat showing up on New Year blog posts? “Only 8% of the population follows through on resolutions.” It’s ubiquitous, like blithe posts of Bland Business Beatitudes. BOR-ing. I’m sticking to basics. I can’t afford to hire the Merry Maids to dash through my house. No resolutions. Only modest proposals on this last day […]

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College Credit for Wandering the Internet

What a headline: “At Penn, students can get credit for ‘Wasting Time on the Internet.’” (I recently spotted it in the Washington Post while aimlessly wandering the Internet). Had I been a parent bankrolling my offspring’s major in creative writing, the article might have prompted a screaming text. Too late! My kid already would have commenced the […]

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The Heirloom Dress

My mother was no-nonsense, even when it came to planning weddings. “For God’s sake, don’t book it on religious holidays: Christmas, Easter, and SEC football season. You’ll have no-shows around New Year’s, spring break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.  Mother’s Day is sacred, too. Father’s Day? Oh, men get over it.” “Forget […]

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Hair Scare: Crème au Chocolat or Medium Brown?

This morning I resolved to face root reality. The fading strands had gathered force. It was the aha-uh-oh moment. Fifty shades of gray–gradations of white to silver to salt and pepper—were sprouting. The vain vision quest launched. I am not of the school that announces, “Be proud of your ‘laugh’ lines. You earned every single […]

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