Armed and Repulsed

      Total read time: 3.5 minutes If one more person tells me, “I’m glad for the rain! We really need the moisture,” I’m going to stick my umbrella up their nod politely and move along. This rain. It’s relentless. Our rainfall to date is 21% higher than a typical May. We can’t get a…

2015: My Year In Numbers

  2015 It was the year the Supremes ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. The year the People’s Pontiff visited the U.S. The year NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto after 9.5 years, HarperCollins published Harper Lee’s sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird under suspicious circumstances, and David Letterman broke up with his razor.  These are…

The Year I Last Believed

I held my breath and pushed “PLAY” on the clunky, black and silver cassette recorder. It was Christmas morning, and I was on the verge of a discovery that would squelch a part of my childhood I could never reclaim. REWIND As a kid, I was a keen enthusiast of Nancy Drew, whose intuition, cleverness,…