He made me feel the same way Gregory Peck, playing Atticus Finch, made me feel when I first saw the movie To Kill a Mockingbird. That feeling: affirmation. Affirmation, because when Bill Bombeck opened with remarks at the first Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, he spoke so intelligently, and hilariously, and supportively about the success of his wife and the effects of it all on his family. Erma must have felt that affirmation, too. […]
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Here it is, January 2018, and the whole new year’s resolution thing starts again. I don’t know about you, but I take this pretty seriously, so before I make any decisions I look at my list from last year:
2017 Resolutions And This Year I Mean It
This year you will: 1. Stop calling those stretchy garments your “fat” clothes. They are the clothes that fit. Quit pretending you hardly ever wear them and hang them up in the closet already. […]
I was traumatized when I realized I was the only girl in eighth grade who didn’t wear a bra. I was playing shortstop at a softball game when I noticed every girl in front of me had a bra shadow under their white team shirt. I wore an undershirt. If I could have crawled under the second base pad, I would have.
As we jogged back to our bench after the opposing team’s three outs, […]
As a mom who has worked from home for a really long time, the thought of interviewing for a job that’s an actual office job is daunting. I was talking with my family at dinner one night about my upcoming interviews and mentioned I was worried about what questions I might be asked. They might look something like this . . .
1.We’ve reviewed your Twitter account and read that you sometimes run work decisions by your dog and make your decisions based on the velocity of your dog’s tail-wagging. […]
On Jan. 11, 1954, a date which will live in infancy, I made my grand entrance into the world while a blizzard raged outside the maternity ward at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. I have been perpetrating snow jobs ever since.
So you might think that I like winter. Actually, of the four seasons, my favorite is Frankie Valli.
I forget the names of the other three guys, but seasonally speaking, winter comes behind spring, […]