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In the war against illness, I wave the white Kleenex

January 22, 2012 I’ve got it. Everybody’s got it. You probably have it. The plague. The black death. The germ that cannot be name. more »»

Dessert has chocolate cake ‘beet’

January 11, 2012 As a movie buff, I make many a pilgrimage to the Cedar Lee theater in Cleveland to take in a new movie, or enjoy a cult classic. more »»

Forget the Jersey Shore, bring back Pauly Shore

January 8, 2012 For Christmas this year, I received a book from my brother (thanks, bro) about the history of MTV. more »»

Forget the Jersey Shore, bring back Pauly Shore

January 8, 2012 For Christmas this year, I received a book from my brother (thanks, bro) about the history of MTV. more »»

A look back at some classic Christmas gifts

December 25, 2011 The one element of the Christmas season that never fades with age is the excitement about gift-giving and gift-getting. Well, mostly the getting. more »»

A look back at some classic Christmas gifts

December 25, 2011 The one element of the Christmas season that never fades with age is the excitement about gift-giving and gift-getting. Well, mostly the getting. more »»

Looking back at the good, the bad and the ugly of 2011

December 11, 2011 Well, if the New Year’s Eve event invites piling up in my Facebook inbox are any indication, 2011 is drawing to a close. Firstly, this means I have to start looking for a new dress. more »»

Don’t sweat it, but I really hate sweatpants

November 27, 2011 The debate over style vs. substance is an ancient one, going back to the days of the fig leaf vs. the loincloth. Sure, functionality is of the utmost importance, if you’re a caveman. more »»

Taking a mall-walk down mall-memory lane

November 13, 2011 Long before the Internet offered the ease of shopping without worrying about finding a parking space, annoying salespeople or judgment, everyone went to the mall. more »»

Mall-walking down mall-memory lane

November 13, 2011 Long before the Internet offered the ease of shopping without worrying about finding a parking space, annoying salespeople or judgment, everyone went to the mall. more »»

Perfect mix of chicken soup, chili

November 2, 2011 As soon as you can see your breath outside, the first frost, or around the time when Browns fans start getting that feeling of dread, it’s soup season. more »»

Perfect mix of chicken soup, chili

November 2, 2011 As soon as you can see your breath outside, the first frost, or around the time when Browns fans start getting that feeling of dread, it’s soup season. more »»

Taking the Halloween aptitude test — and failing

October 30, 2011 Gee, for having been weird and kooky goth in high school, I’m not that big of a Halloween maniac. more »»

Taking the Halloween aptitude test — and failing

October 30, 2011 Gee, for having been weird and kooky goth in high school, I’m not that big of a Halloween maniac. more »»

I wanna know what love is, I want music to show me

October 16, 2011 What is love? I dunno. You think the entirety of music-dom would have figured it out by now. Just one song called “Love: Here’s What You Do. more »»

Amid hayfever, recalling Wednesday Night Fever

October 2, 2011 As I am writing this, the day is gray and rainy, my eyes are red and itchy (allergy season) and the weekend seems light years away. more »»

On dancing, on prancing, on stupid, on failing

September 18, 2011 I can’t dance. Oof, that was hard to admit. After many years of deluding myself, I need to admit that I am a terrible dancer. more »»

Back-to-school lesson in summer gratitude

September 4, 2011 Living near the Youngstown State University campus makes this time of year interesting. more »»

One last hurrah for the grill

August 24, 2011 Last weekend, some pretty nasty storms ripped through the area, leaving my front porch a mess of sticks and assorted sticky seed thingies from a nearby tree. more »»

Cap and Trade: Or why I was digging through the garbage

August 21, 2011 Anyone who has ever spent five minutes with me knows I love free stuff. My house is filled with stuff I got for free (pull-out sofa, velvet unicorn painting, giant stuffed walrus). more »»

 
 

 

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