250,000-299,999 SparkPoints 270,724


Where Have All the Manners Gone?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      4 comments

Look, I may have plenty of negative qualities, but I’m no prude. I can trade insults with the best of them and swear like a sailor on shore leave. But call me crazy if I think it’s wrong for 6-year-olds to be doing the same. And that’s exa... Read more
Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind
Tuesday, July 30, 2019      2 comments

You never expect this kind of thing. Running, after all, is supposed to be GOOD for you. So, it never (or almost never) occurs to you that it could ... Read more
Rules Are Made to Be Broken?
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      2 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I (briefly) sat down with my dad to watch a little bit of a women’s basketball game. Don’t ask me what league it was or... Read more
Living in the Moment (When the Present Moment Sucks)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      7 comments

Disclaimer: Although I still agree with most of the post below in principle, I AM in a slightly better mood now than I was last week when I wrote it, so please don't call the suicide hotline on me or anything! :) ... Read more
Chess for One
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      3 comments

I’ve always been a loner. I’m okay with that. But recently, I’ve started to think the amount of time I spend alone verges on abnormal, and maybe it’... Read more
Magical Thinking
Tuesday, May 21, 2019      4 comments

I may be working too much these days. I caught myself thinking the other day that I could really go for a short stay in the hospital. Nothin... Read more
The Track Walkers Return
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      2 comments

It’s that time of year again—the mystical, magical month of May, when every overweight person in my town decides now is the time to “get in shape” a... Read more
Gum, Gum Everywhere . . .
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      8 comments

I’ve got to ask: What is with all the gum, people? Lately, whenever I’m out walking my dog, Rosco, it takes every ounce of my concentration to ... Read more
Observations (Or, Crazy People Everywhere!)
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      4 comments

I don’t know if it’s the warmer weather or if somebody has put crazy juice in the water lately, but I’ve noticed some strange behavior—more than usual, and that’s really saying something! Take the other day. While walking my dog Rosco... Read more
Springtime Is the Worst
Tuesday, April 23, 2019      7 comments

I know this won’t be a popular sentiment, but I think it needs to be said, just to get it off my chest. So here goes: Springtime? Is the worst.... Read more
My Life Revolves Around Food
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      0 comments

I noticed something the other day—something I probably should have noticed years ago: My life pretty much revolves around food. I plan everything, schedule my entire day, around what I intend to eat. Today, for example, I knew I had a... Read more
Spring Is (Almost) Sprung
Tuesday, April 09, 2019      1 comments

The sunshine is a liar. The buttery yellow glow, plus the knowledge that it’s now officially spring, by a couple of weeks, tells me to step ... Read more
The Cleaning Lady Chronicles
Tuesday, April 02, 2019      3 comments

Last week, I was talking about the woman who cleans our house and what an incredible luxury it is to have her. And it is—not only is our cleaning lady kind and generous, but she’s also the most thorough cleaner I’ve ever met. We used to ha... Read more
Cleaning for the Cleaning Lady
Tuesday, March 26, 2019      7 comments

My dad and I have a woman who comes over every 2 weeks to clean the house. It’s the greatest luxury in the world, no exceptions. I’ll take a sparkly shower that I didn’t have to scrub myself over a fancy bottle of champagne or lobster dinner any... Read more
Exercise: The Wonder Drug
Tuesday, March 19, 2019      4 comments

I had my first appointment with a psychologist when I was in second grade. My school district forced me to see a counselor, during school hours, at least once a week (and usually twice), all the way through middle school because the admini... Read more

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Last Page »