The Twelve Nights of Halloween

I am in the midst of my first annual “Twelve Nights of Halloween” celebration. Halloween is my favorite holiday – y’all can have your Christmas and your Thanksgiving and your Easter, but leave me the season of tricks, treats, thrills, chills, bonfires, corn mazes and horror movies. I typically spend a couple of nights watchingContinue reading “The Twelve Nights of Halloween”

Quick Hits: September 22

Survivor season 41 premieres tonight, and you better believe I’ll be watching (I’ve never missed an episode). Survivor took last year off due to the pandemic and they’ve made a few pandemic-related changes to the format, such as shortening the filming time from 39 days to 26 to accomodate a 14-day quarantine agreement the showContinue reading “Quick Hits: September 22”

Quick Hits: May 22

It’s my birthday! Some other folks with May 22 birthdays: Arthur Conan Doyle, Laurence Olivier, Bernie Taupin, Morrissey, Brooke Smith, Naomi Campbell and Ginnifer Goodwin. Actor, author, talk show host and professional curmudgeon Charles Grodin passed away this week at the age of 86. Grodin got his start in television series like The Virginian. HisContinue reading “Quick Hits: May 22”

The Baroness of Barrenness

***** Content warning: infertility ***** Infertility sucks. Obviously, the emotions are infinitely more nuanced than that, but that’s the gist of it. Many people struggle with infertility; an estimated 10-15% of married couples are infertile. Infertility testing is invasive, and treatments are expensive. The stress of the process is intense; relationships have been known toContinue reading “The Baroness of Barrenness”