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Patty Kimerer column

Despite kooky trends, ’80s music still rocks

People often ask me if it’s difficult to come up with a subject matter to write about every single week. Sheesh, peshwa and tsk! I mean, to even suggest that a hip, cool, inquisitive, environmentally conscience, in-the-know, well-informed, seasoned writer who just happens to be mom of the ...

Everything was much better in the 1980s

I was watching an episode of this summer’s first set of the final installment of “Stranger Things” when it happened. Wait, what? Do not even tell me y’all still haven’t watched Netflix’s breakout hit, number one program, highest-rated series — and quite possibly, maybe even ...

Will the real Amber and Johnny sit down, shut up

The other day I sat down with Kyle to see what he was so intently watching on the telly. Lo and behold, it was the Amber Heard / Johnny Depp trial. Or what I like to refer to as the case of the “Hollywood People Who Have Too Much Money, No Scruples (on either side) and are Acting Like ...

If only a school quarter actually cost a quarter

When I was a young college co-ed (you know, back in the days when they still thought the Earth was flat), we students found college to be sort of, um, pricey. Mind you, this was between 1986 and 1990. Hey, don’t look so surprised that I finished in four years. And that I’m that old. ...

Some stars’ light doesn’t shine bright in person

Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrity, musician, actor or otherwise famous person would be like if you met them face to face? I recently read a story that included a ton of comments from regular old Joes and Josephines like you and me. Its focus was on their encounters with ...

Don’t blink or your baby will be all grown up

I still remember the day. Seems like it was just a few years back. It was a gorgeous, sunny late summer morning that felt more like July than September — which was NOT the reason I was sweating, by the by. Sigh. It was the day I officially dropped Kyle off at pre-school for the first ...