Do you sometimes fear for your life when on foot or bike? You're not alone. My thoughts on the issue in my latest column for the Arizona Daily Star. https://lnkd.in/ejw2sSd
I'm certain everyone is just dying - DYING - to know where I stand on the 30-in-60 Year Challenge. No? Well, you're getting the update anyway. Let's start with this: That's yours truly trying to do the standard Go Cats Go cheer with the captain of the University of Arizona cheer team (left) and her … Continue reading Year 60 challenge update
A couple weeks ago, during the first full week of Lent, I saw a homeless man riding the Tucson streetcar. His belongings were crammed into six or seven grocery bags corralled over a stretch of about three feet. Clothing and empty plastic bottles were pushing out of the bags like butterflies trying to escape their … Continue reading Cash, homelessness, and Lent
There are times in my life when I want to say something like, "How were these people allowed to be parents?!!!?" Today is one of those days. The internet is ga-ga over the latest viral video showing parents throwing slices of American cheese at their infants and toddlers. An Inside Edition video asks if this … Continue reading Getting cheesed over parents throwing it at babies
I recently met a soon-to-be mom who shared a litany of worries with me: which car seat to buy, how to pay for day care, how to raise a normal kid in a social-media obsessed world, how to make sure she didn't mess up her child. She was crying and I did my best to … Continue reading That one time I lost my new-mommy mind
Today, as often happens to me during the winter, I struggled to stay awake. I'm pretty certain humans are supposed to hibernate in the dreary grayness of winter, or maybe it is just this particular human who is wired that way. Regardless, from December through March, I often feel like I should be in a … Continue reading Why friends matter
The problem with turning 60 is the panic. Just yesterday, I was 16, dressed in a sparkly leotard and ballet flats, doing perfect splits on a rainy high school football field at halftime, arms aloft, head tilted up to the press box, my face breaking from holding the smile. Just yesterday, I was 18, kissing … Continue reading They say age is only a number. They may be lying.