Sheetcaking Explained (Using Game of Thrones)


Look, I get it. You wanted Tina Fey to be your political tastemaker. She swooped down in 2008, slaying anyone who was considering voting for John McCain by holding a mirror up to his running mate. Even those in support of Sarah Palin were unable to tell the difference between the real and the reflection, […]

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Not safe for work (or home, or the nation, really)


Things I learned from today’s press conference: You’re welcosorry. (Original image here, and wow.) 1) Trump didn’t do it, but even if he did, it would have been totally fine if he did, which he didn’t 2) Trump doesn’t know the difference between “over a short period of time” and “in a short period of time” i.e., […]

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Muu muu muuu (how d’ya like it, how d’ya like it?)


It’s been a rough few days. If there’s on thing I’ve learned about depression, it is that you do whatever you can to forge ahead when it fills you up. That water level gets high, you go higher—and you don’t try to swim. You float. You stay calm, and you wait for your feet to […]

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Sarah and the Carbon Fiber Tit-Squisher


At my last physical, the doctor recommended I start mammograms early. Most women begin them at forty, and I’ve heard some horror stories from these ladies. Not painful enough to lose sleep over, but painful enough to be uncomfortable. “Uncomfortable” gave me pause. Ladies know that uncomfortable, and its cousin discomfort, are code words for […]

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Recent Yelp Reviews from My Bird Feeder


Cardinal – dead tree, MI (April 3, 2015)I waited ages for this place to reopen. Decent food and quiet location. You’ll find bugs on a good day. Not a bad spot.Black-Capped Chickadee – telephone pole, MI (April 9, 2015)There’s nothing wrong with the food, but the atmosphere is a joke. The upside down bottle of […]

June 12, 2015

Why I’m Never Going Back


I was crushed when I got a rejection letter from grad program at the University of Michigan. I was 22, had just graduated with my BA in English Lit, and was ready to further my career as a writer by going back to school.  You can keep laughing, as long as you keep reading.  Sitting […]

March 5, 2015

A few notes on the cold…


1) At 6 degrees, there is no call to ride a motorcycle. That shit is just foolishness that ends in hypothermia-induced loss of a nose. 2) This is no time to be standing in line for a new bar to open. They have beer at the store, and you can drink it in your home–which […]

February 16, 2015

Check-Up (Check It)


Me: Watch out for my arms, they gave me shots.Bacon: Jeez, how many?Me: One in each arm. Flu and TDAP.Bacon: Sounds like a rapper.Me: “Immunize,” by TDAP feat. Flu.Bacon: Flu mostly produces.Me: You have no idea. Speaking of, do we need to stop and get more Dayquil?Bacon: I’m feeling okay today, but I wanted to […]

January 27, 2015



My husband walked out of the bedroom and mooned me. I responded with finger guns, as I was occupied. And by that I mean “sitting on the toilet with the door open.” The first year of marriage has been a success.

June 17, 2014

On the Radio (Kind Of)


Shameless plug alert! My good friend Jeff and I are opining on all things geek over on the Geek Feed podcast. Disagree with us at work or at home! Or, if you like what you hear, please comment, become a fan, and share the love!

March 19, 2014

Effigy: A Love Story


Me: Don’t forget to take the rent over to the office.Bacon: I’ll do it on my way to work. Later… Me: Seriously, don’t forget the rent. Bacon: I won’t. Me: It’s raining, and I’ll be working and I’m not going to remember… Bacon: I’ll do it, honey. A little later… (calling Bacon’s cellphone) Bacon: So, […]

June 1, 2012

Taper? I hardly knew ‘er!


There’s weird ethos among runners before a race day. I don’t mean the beatific sweaty grins we give each other, like oh my, why do people do drugs when they can just make their glands open up and soak them in endorphins, won’t we just all live forever. I mean the more you run, the […]

May 28, 2012

Michigan Wine: The Mitten May Surprise You


A year or so ago, I was fortunate to meet with Channing Sutton, tasting room manager at 45 North winery in Suttons Bay, MI. The article was delayed several times, but is up now in full at 45 North Interview with Channing Sutton I’m so glad this is now live, and I hope it […]

May 3, 2012

Stress: It Gives You Wiiiings


Hola! Yo soy pooped. But just look at that mileage! Total Runs: 18 Total Distance: 75 Miles Friday’s supposed to be rainy, so I’m off to do my 5 miles today. I’m actually surprised by how hard this whole running project hasn’t been. Maybe it’s the stress, but the hardest part of banging out 7 miles […]

April 19, 2012