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. 

  • Oct. 7, 2016: Donald Trump’s “Access Hollywood...

November 14, 2019

We live in a time of triggers. It’s the name of a new book from a member of probably the triggery-est family in the country. It made things a little awkward at Northwestern. And it seems like it’s always a trending topic on Twitter.

Stories about “angry” Elizabeth Warren? Trigger. Photos of people holding “Women for Trump” signs? Trig. Ger. Commentary by former White Hous...

October 22, 2019

Well, we certainly are having A Month.

The ups and downs of last week alone, particularly if you’re among the womenfolk in this country, was a doozy. Women were reminded, again, that having something to say, having something to stand up for in 2019, means you’re having a meltdown

A couple of points on this:

  1. I’m not surprised. 

  2. Not being surprised doesn’t mean it...

October 11, 2019

Between the Ukraine, an impeachment inquiry and the climate crisis, not to mention (GASP!) motorized vehicles on Mackinac Island, sometimes it’s okay to turn up the music and enjoy the ride to school with a little positivity. 

As a woman still sporting the scars of a sixth grade experience full of mean girls and a really bad haircut, color me thrilled about the opportunit...

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