Small Talk

You can’t do this with an email

I know a lot of you like to take potshots at the greeting card companies. In the midst of any given holiday madness, I have searched for a handy scapegoat, myself.

Just this side of take-out

I’m going to start my own cooking show. When I say a recipe is simple, lazy cooks everywhere will know I mean four steps or less. In other words, just this side of take-out.

Scary holiday sweet treats

Summer’s not such a tough time for those of us with an unrepentant sweet tooth, but that candy-corn holiday is on its way, followed swiftly by iced sugar cookies.

Being done in by technology

As one friend says, when the world gets weird, “Sagittarius must be in retrograde.”

Learning a new lesson on the road

You feel like such a chump.

The new sounds of summer

In the summer in my ‘hood, everyone’s windows are open.

Not so worldly after all

I fancied myself rather worldly and sophisticated. It seems, instead, I have lived a rather sheltered existence.

Monsoons don’t pack that big a punch

H ow did I not know that San Diego actually has a monsoon season?

Drinking with the fountains of youth

Do I look younger? I’m sure I must.

Too much to do before kids say ‘I do’

Both my children have set dates for weddings in the coming year. My tummy already hurts.