The Spark of Madness

I am mad at the social media peanut gallery. It has only been hours since the news of Robin Williams hit the airwaves, and I have already seen the word “coward” bandied about. More comments about willpower and addiction recovery. And so, so many comments about “snapping out of” depression. “Snap out of it.” Like…

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You’re Ignorant

“Shut up, you’re ignorant.” My brother, 8 years older than myself, used to throw that out while we were young as a means to end any argument or disagreement . I came to associate that word with being stupid, and I’d hazard a guess that the majority of the US works under the same premise.…

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Working at Home. It’s (Not) All About Porn.

Working from home represents the ideal dream for many people, but the reality of it is that you will be judged for it, in some rather unexpected ways. And somehow, it always leads back to porn. 1. Even if you say it’s not porn, it’s porn. Work at home gigs are rare, the unicorn of…

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The Meh of Greeting Cards. Or: Happy Mother’s Day.

It’s Mother’s Day. A booming time for the Greeting Card Association. There are somewhere around 7 billion greeting cards sent out each year, many of them on this one day. That’s a lot of cards. And a lot of big business. Designers, copy writers, and marketers all flooding the world with cardstock kitties and flowery…

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Why Don’t YOU Tell ME What a BJ Is, Son.

Having a kid is horrifying. You have this little person, and you are totally responsible as to whether or not they turn out an angel or the devil incarnate. I’m hoping for something in between. Sure, there may be a few other things that impact their development – video games, unattended TV time, sibling rivalry…

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Fixing the Give-A-Damn Button

So I have an idea. Which is, in and of itself, not particularly noteworthy. I get lots of ideas. Some are good, some are terrible. But pretty much whichever end of the spectrum they fall on, I usually know how to bring them to life. But this idea is bigger than me. I want to…

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