Blonde

Blonde

“I’m blonde; what’s your excuse?” says my license plate frame. If you believe that, you are the dumb one and not me. Get it?¬†Perhaps it’s a writer thing, a precision vocabularist’s tic. Think about it. I’ll wait. I am a...
Living Life as a Miracle with Innocent Blush

Living Life as a Miracle with Innocent Blush

What would you name your favorite flush? Royal? Our household’s new favorite flush is ‘Innocent Blush’, the color of the new toilet in our entry hall powder room. There are many funny, awkward jokes embedded in that color name of a discontinued...
No good deed goes unpunished

No good deed goes unpunished

I first heard this statement in the summer of 1997. A wise mentor gave it voice after I’d written a ground-breaking grant and determined to shepherd its project to fruition. Naive person that I was, I learned its lesson hard. Eight years later I was diagnosed...