The trouble with public sinks

I had a run-in with the bathroom sinks in a superstore the other day, and it wasn’t pretty. It also wasn’t the first time something like this has happened. In fact, I’d guesstimate this was run-in #17,483. I reached my tipping point the other day, though. Enough is enough, after …

Why I need a housekeeper

I like a clean house. Everything in its place, and a place for everything. Spotlessly shiny floors, dust-free blinds, clutter-free counters, and maybe a little orange peel and rosemary simmering on the stove. This can only mean one thing: I need a housekeeper. One who’ll show up at least twice …

Feasts and flu shots

Ah, traditions. Whether they’re a component of major holidays or part of our weekly rituals, we all have traditions in one form or another. For some, it may mean a  chili dinner with the family before the kids go trick-or-treating. For others, it could be pancakes every Sunday morning. In …