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To Heck With Waze, I’m Taking Metro

“I can survive two weeks driving to Santa Monica. How bad could it be?” I told my husband after accepting a freelance job there recently. How bad could it be? I’ll tell you — an hour and a freaking half bad,

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I Saw A Meteor and Lost My S…

It’s 6:38 AM and I’m making my kids’ lunches and staring out my kitchen window mindlessly at the valley below, when this light – this incandescent neon green light – catches my eye low on the horizon. The light gets

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I SOLD MY BOOK!

I’m very excited to announce that I sold my book to Tidal Press and it will be traditionally published in May/June of 2017!!!! The book is a collection of comic essays, a few you might have read here plus many brand new

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Breaking: New Pooh Bear Manuscript Found

New books from deceased or aged authors are as common now as insulting comments by Donald Trump. Fresh on the heels of new releases by the late Theodor Geisel and Harper, comes rumor of another exciting literary discovery, this time

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HuffPo Comedy and Advanced Reader Copies of Martinis & Motherhood

        My Contractor Satire piece is in the Huffington Post Comedy section – Likes and comments on HuffPo are welcome! Here’s a link  “A Letter to My Contractor (Please, Please Call Me Back)”   And, advanced reader

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To My Contractor, Scott: Won’t You Please Call Me Back?

  Dear Scott: I am writing to you with actual pen and paper because I keep waiting for you to return my calls and texts and I can’t figure out why you won’t respond. What went wrong with our relationship, Scott?

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Beware Paddington Bear

When Paddington, the movie about the beloved English bear, arrives in theaters this coming weekend we Americans should be afraid . . . very afraid. While it might seem like this adorable scamp of a talking bear is just here

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Posted in culture, entertainment, humor, movies, News, Uncategorized

Throw Some Love Thursday

I’m happy to introduce a new feature to my blog, “Throw Some Love Thursday” where I’ll feature a blog I like and/or want to introduce to ya’ll.  I’ll do it every once in awhile – on a Thursday.  Feel free

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Trendy, Trendy Culver City

Originally posted on Forrest Brakeman:
One current jewel of the great Southern California Basin is trendy, trendy Culver City, located near the Eastern border checkpoints blocking the way into the desirable West Side. If you bypass Checkpoint Charlie, and sneak…

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The FAFSA – New and Improved!

Everyone hates the FAFSA college financial aid form.  It’s a pain in the neck to fill out, and for middle class families it seems like a big waste of time  – they won’t qualify for need-based aid anyway. As usual,

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