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Wiped Out

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Who thinks that a mirror hung five feet off the ground has any value whatsoever in a women’s room? A man, that’s who. And until men stop designing our public bathrooms, we will¬† never, ever be satisfied. For god’s sake, let women design those bathrooms and you’ll not only see a more satisfied, happier half of society, you’ll also see what could be a significant economic bounce.


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The Help(less)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014


If you’ve seen the movie The Help, you know just how hardworking and able those women were. . . of course, I mean the domestics. The women they worked for, however, seemed rather helpless. Which brings me to today’s subject: helpless women. Pathetic, helpless women. (more…)

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Flipping Out

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Now that summer is truly over, I’d like to broach a subject that some of you might disagree with: the overuse of flip flops and other kind of grotty personal grooming habits that used to be verboten. . .but are now culturally – and unfortunately – acceptable.


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Is There Anything Worse Than Losing One’s Maid?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Ah, how I love Downton Abbey! (I’ve just finished Season Two, so no spoilers, please!) Yes, the upper classes providing for the lower classes by creating jobs for them as servants. How civilized. Talking with he-who-doesn’t-want-to-be-named, I was marveling at how it must have felt to have someone do everything for you: cooking, laying out your clothes, cleaning, laundry. And then it struck me.

It’s not all that different for about half the people in this country. For while Lord and Lady Crawley and their family had scads of footmen, maids and valets, so do many American men. Only instead of being called servants, they’re called “wives”. (more…)

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Hi Ho Silver!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

We’ve all had bad stuff happen to us. And in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, some of us are dealing with more than we could have imagined. I consider myself extremely lucky, especially since on the day of the hurricane, Gary was up the ladder, on the roof, cutting down a 200 pound branch. Really. He didn’t get hurt (although¬† I did video it for use at his funeral, just in case), but could there have been an upside if he had?


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