January 15, 2020

First thought: Oh, Bernie

Second thought: What if he’s right? 

Third thought: Actually no thinking, just stomach-clenching anxiety that, in 2020, despite three years of countless lies and an almost endless list of reasons why he should be voted out of office, this country will re-elect President Trump. And that will mean another four years under the leadership of a man w...

January 9, 2020

Awards season is here!

For most of us, that doesn’t mean anything more than perhaps hosting a fun Oscars watch party that features Little Smokies in the slow cooker and aggressively tweeting about those dresses. And while I do appreciate opulent fashion, I’m here for the oratory. 

I’m fascinated by what folks say when suddenly presented with the opportunity to speak about...

December 30, 2019

From scary hospital visits to breathtaking cathedrals in Spain to wide open spaces in Colorado to new opportunities with old friends. What a year.

It was a lot of treading water in 2019. But we kept swimming -- right through everything from the delight of Baby Yoda to the anxiety over economic uncertainty and a roller coaster stock market to the deep sadness that follows...

December 13, 2019

There’s “OK, Boomer.” 

And then you’ve got the “ … grumble … grumble … millennials … grumble.” 

But it seems like we don’t hear all that much about my people, the Gen Xers. Those are the folks born from the early 1960s to the late 1970s. You may know us from such hits as “Reality Bites,” the defining movie of my early adult years that came out as I prepared to enter colleg...

November 27, 2019

Hunting season. Shopping season. Holiday season.

So many seasons, so little time … right?

I think we need to squeeze in one more: Bad Man Season.

That’s the way Molly Fisher, the host of The Cut on Tuesdays podcast, recently described fall. When you consider the list, I think it’s safe to say that Fisher is on to something. 

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