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When I Turned 21, Part One

I think it was the summer of 1994. I had completed a very useful associates degree in liberal arts at a community college not far from my hometown. After two years of being at home beyond high school, I was chomping at the bit to get out of the house. I wanted to go to […]

Perhaps I’m A Picky Eater, But I’m Better Than I Used To Be

Like most kids, there were a lot of things I didn’t like to eat. As a child, I didn’t like eggs, or broccoli, or sour cream, or squash, or lobster, or mushrooms, or asparagus, or cooked carrots, or peppers or onions. I think I didn’t even pronounce them onions, I called them ongions. Sometimes I […]

I Know Rock Stars

The very first band I obsessed about as a kid was Men At Work.  I was in forth grade. I think that was when I discovered music and began rebelling against my parents. Johnny Be Good, Mom! Take that! In my young mind, I couldn’t wait until I was 18 so I could go to […]

Getting My Money House Clean

I will sometimes get a fit of enthusiasm for an idea or a project that makes me mildly obsessed. It happens a lot. It can become distracting. Like long ago, when I had a shitty, terrible boss who seemed to just want to break my proverbial balls (I’m a girl), I used to drift deep […]

Coping Mechanisms

Like most people, I’ve had my share of wacko bosses and awful jobs.  Over the course of a few years in Los Angeles, I had a couple of bosses that had contagious mental illness.  These were jobs where I began employment perfectly fine, and I left questioning my own sanity.  Because when you go to […]