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January 23, 2015 RSS feed / Commentary

The Land of the Skinny Tank Top

40–Something

I may have finally lost my mind in this midlife-crisis-induced fitness quest and stepped over a ledge from which I can never return. More...

For the Love of a Hamster

I’m just saying...

Recently I wrote a column about how my husband thinks I spoil our dog and cats. An old friend/roommate read it and emailed me he totally agreed with Marty, and he remembered when we were roommates how I had spoiled “that damned hamster.” More...

The Manliness of Vegans

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

We have friends who celebrate each New Year’s Eve with a party. Snacks, drinks, and fireworks are provided for the multitudes. Conversation and enjoyment is dependent upon each individual. More...