Monthly Archive: November 2017



It’s holiday season once again, so here’s my reminder that you don’t have to be happy about it if you don’t want to.  And if you love the season, enjoy!  Madonna sang, “A way to come together and make things better, we need a holiday.” Well who doesn’t love a vacation, but holidays for some people don’t feel like a vacation. I would argue that the idea of Thanksgiving is a great one, as life without gratitude is a sour one. Most people can find at least one thing to be thankful for. If you can’t, there is probably a...


That Damn Stick

Some women I know sell makeup online and post videos of pretty eye shadow or special liner or whatever and damn it looks good. But when I take a minute to notice the age of the model, her flawless skin and wide-set eyes? It’s not the make up. It’s the face. (Or Photoshop?) The jarring truth is that no way will anyone else buying that makeup look like that beautiful model! Still, I’m tempted. I occasionally give haircuts to friends and family. Sometimes, one will come to me with a photo of an actress and want her hairstyle. Some have...


Tick Tock

“If I could turn back time, if I could find a way.”  Can you hear Cher? It really is a fine ideal, looking back and wanting to have been a better person. Genuinely feeling sorrow for being an agent of pain is a high virtue. Many times, apologizing to those we’ve hurt is a sign of personal maturity. I love being able to walk down the street and know there isn’t anyone I’d like to duck away from because of shame or guilt over my past actions. There is a sense of freedom that comes with owning up to mistakes. Hell...