Toilet Underbite: Bad Holiday Decorating

I’m deep into holiday decorating and now my toilet seat has an underbite. The threat of company has others garlanding hallways, but not me. I’m disgruntled at the ancient toilet seat in the guest bathroom. […]

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Bat Attack: Swooping and Swatting

Around midnight, a dark creature swooped into my living room, and I mistook it for a bird. When a rodent’s face fluttered up against mine, I whooped, the coffee table was upended, and papers went […]

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Tweets, Twits, Hookups

Twitter. I like it best when done by birds. So many old words mean very new things. Language is ever evolving but at age 60, what I don’t know can be embarrassing. Since when did […]

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The Mezquita: cathedrals, marvels and mosques – oh my!

Those with ADD will be delighted. I visited the Mezquita de Cordoba, that jaw dropping Moorish marvel of a cathedral-former-mosque in southern Spain and I’ve compressed four centuries worth of history. You’ll be going for […]

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An English accent elevates everything

Using the touristy on-and-off bus in Madrid, Seville and Barcelona is a great way to tie a city up in a big red bow in two hours flat, or less. A citywide sweep of historic […]

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Spain: Lingo, lengua, don’t bother

Spain held me captive for the last two weeks. While there it silenced my computer. Kaput. Dead. No way to work. I had no choice except to fall in love with my captor, forced to […]

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Is Hair Stylist Monogamy Possible?

  Does violating hairdresser monogamy make you feel guilty? Whenever I switch, I feel like I’m plunging a pair of scissors into the heart of my “last true love.” Yet there I am, on to […]

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Sex and Shenanigans – Me?

  According to my profile on FaceBook I’m wide open to sex and shenanigans with anybody. Rather unseemly for a syndicated religion columnist, don’t you think? It was a Technosaur oopsie on my part, and […]

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Your Inner vs. Outer Age

My two-cent theory is that we each have two ages. The age you think you are, and the one on your driver’s license. The Inner Me says, “I’m 18!” The world is harsh when answering […]

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Dr. Google, I presume?

With the Internet, everyone is his own doctor. My brother Steve has sidestepped medical school and a grueling internship. No need to risk malpractice suits or to slave long hours. It’s very simple. Steve typed, […]

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