There’s a disturbing trend on the streets these days that seems to be getting worse by the hour. People no longer know how to yield. Or, rather, the lack of it really comes down to two things: they’re either unaware or they’re selfish. Ever been driving along with everything going swimmingly until you put your blinker […]


When the simplest plans go awry, you begin to wonder what’s conspiring against you. All I needed to do was stop by the pharmacy on my way home…but then I realized I needed to get gas, as well. Two things. Two simple things. My brain was on it. Recalculating route. I pulled into the gas […]

The Campaign

When drivers angry-honk at other drivers in New York City, they’re simply saying, “You’re an idiot. Move,” or “Grow a brain.” (I’m sure they’re thinking more than this, but I try to keep it G-rated, yo.) In L.A., an angry honk leaves you wondering if a bullet is about to find its way into your […]

Green Means Go.

When the light is green, the last thing you want to do is come to a dead stop. Might seem like a no-brainer, but someone did it today. Right in front of us. The impact it could’ve had — both literal and otherwise — would have been far-reaching. It’s green. Why is she stopping? The […]

Towel. Thrown in.

I’m weary. It’s only hump day and I need a) a weekend, b) better yet — a vacation or c) a trust fund. Just kidding on that last one. The Lawn Surgery which I spoke of last weekend resulted in stitches which didn’t hold. A leak returned, and with it, my sanity quickly dwindled. My eyes […]

The Mourning Dove’s Lesson

I was heading home from the grocery store. It was dusk. I took one of my favorite side streets home and was the only car on it, so I drove slowly and took everything in. The street is well known for tidy yards, manicured gardens, house flags and illuminated walkways, and what was left of the day’s light […]

The Makeup Rule

I think we were somewhere in Northern California. It was our annual summer vacation, and I was around 7 or 8 years old. We were in the middle of a town during the morning rush hour, and I remember looking out the window of our station wagon. The woman next to us was pretty, dressed professionally, […]

The Reminder

Have you ever stared at someone because they reminded you of someone you’ve lost? It’s as though the person was there, in the flesh, ready and eager to say the things they didn’t have a chance to say before their passing. I was driving home from work the other day and found myself staring at […]

Really, people?

I started off my day at the dentist. My recent crown, the first-ever dental issue of any kind that I’ve endured, was being quirky. It was as though my previously cracked-by-an-almond tooth would’ve been preferable to the “fix,” which in reality hadn’t fixed anything. Scrambled eggs hurt it. Yogurt hurts it. Water hurts it. “I’m […]