Pride and Dumpster-Diving

I have grown children, and that’s the closest I’ll ever come to discussing my age. But having grown children is the reason the act of dumpster diving should be a distant memory for me, and it was. My neighbors across the road are moving. Their house sold in a day, undervalued in my mind. For … Continue reading Pride and Dumpster-Diving

*Breaking* Fashion Trend Alert:

As hipsters claim high waisted relaxed fit jeans, skinny jeans have become the new "mom jeans."  You knew? I am always last. Time to resign myself to the mom look. My futility has become a humiliation. (I might have picked up on this when my old jeans disappeared from my closet.) *Source- eye witness account. … Continue reading *Breaking* Fashion Trend Alert:

Ivanka Steal Your Designs

Once a Princess with a pea brain Sold shoes cashing in on her name Someone filed a lawsuit Claimed her shoes and her boots Copied his — well they do look the same.                                 ~ Her attorneys argued on behalf … Continue reading Ivanka Steal Your Designs

You Always Wear Black

Medvedenko: Why is it you always wear black? Masha: I'm in mourning for my life. I'm unhappy. ~The Seagull, Anton Chekhov The opening lines of dialogue in one of Chekhov's many plays about eternally miserable people sets the tone for what's to come. Medvedenko loves Masha, but she loves Konstantine who loves Nina, a woman … Continue reading You Always Wear Black

Support In Vain 

Support comes in many forms, from many unexpected sources. Pecuniary support can be acquired from financial institutions, emotional support from the mental health community, Apple support from the Apple Store, and AAA will sell us roadside assistance. We support our friends as they support us. If your family is supportive with regards to life's daily … Continue reading Support In Vain 

Okay, Let’s Discuss Style… Yet Again

Which style should we discuss? There are so many... The mode of living style, as with respect to: expense or display. Well, in that sense of style, I am a homeowner who is perpetually, financially shackled to shabby— let's throw the word chic after shabby, so it seems as if shabby is an intentional, conscious effort. … Continue reading Okay, Let’s Discuss Style… Yet Again