Quiz Me.

“Who am I, at this stage in my life?” I wondered.I was feeling that middle-aged malaise...dissatisfied, reaching for something but I didn’t quite know what. So I did what any rational, college-educated woman of my stature would do. I took quizzes on Facebook to figure it out. Scary Mommy quizzes, Buzzfeed quizzes, Zimbio quizzes - you name it. Here are the conclusive, if surprising results.According to the Scary Mommy quiz, I should have only two children. This is problematic, not only be … [Read more...]

Spider Meets Winshield.

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Once upon a time, I was driving to pick up my son from baseball tryouts.  Then I had company looking at me from the other side of the windshield.  Here is the poorly drawn story of our relationship.We were at a red light.  She seemed happy to see me.Then the light turned green. Red light.Green light.Red light.Green light.The end. … [Read more...]

Say It With Me: “I Believe You.” (trigger warning – child molestation)

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I don't pretend to know what happened in the colossally fucked-up family dynamic into which Dylan Farrow had the misfortune of being born. I realize our legal system was originally set up to make it harder to convict someone than to acquit him or her. In practice, this allows for great travesties of justice unserved, but in theory, I believe that is still how it should be. All I have is my gut feeling - this is all ANYONE has, except for the perpetrator and the victim of a crime in which there … [Read more...]

Mama Mika and Papa Joe

Here's how I imagine the conversation between Mika and Joe (of Morning Joe) and Governor Chris Christie went.  It's over on Lefty Pop.  :) … [Read more...]

Bizarre Love Triangle – Baseball Edition*

*This piece was originally published on September 3, 2012.  In honor of Ralph Kiner's passing and his voice, here is an edited version of that post.I was born in May 1969.  The New York Mets went on to defeat the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series that year.  Coincidence?  I think NOT.  My dad took me to many games at Shea Stadium.  Rain delays and extra innings meant extra time at the ballpark.   I spent hours watching Mets games on TV, eating potato chips out of a bowl my dad propped on … [Read more...]

Let Us Pray – Or Not

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"...Prayer and I have a complicated relationship — I’m sure I’m not alone in this. I regard it with a mix of condescension, skepticism, and respect. 'Pfft. Like PRAYING is gonna help make something happen,' to 'Wow. Look at the comfort and peace she gets from prayer.' Of course, this was based on which type of prayer I considered the 'right' kind..."Read the rest over at Purple Clover!   … [Read more...]

Guest Posting at LeftyPop!

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In honor? keeping? line? with the upcoming Olympics, I've written about my favorite sport - Political Gymnastics!  Thanks, LeftyPop, for inviting me to write over at your place!  And, heyyyyy!  Where's my sucker???Click here to read the score Elie Wiesel gave Tom Perkins on the balance beam. … [Read more...]

A New Home for The Worthington Post

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Dear amazing readers and friends,The Worthington Post is moving to a bigger house!Here's the deal - For four years I've been nurturing this writing thing, and 2+ years ago it turned into this blog here on WordPress.com.  It allowed me to write what I want, when I wanted, cost me $0, and kept it simple.  That last part is huge for me, I might add.  I never got into the notion of moving it over to WordPress.org, which would allow me to have ads and other monetary transactions (like, if I ev … [Read more...]

My Youngest is 10…

...and if you'd like to know how I'm feeling about that, please click over to Scary Mommy to read "Double Digits."  I'm beyond excited to be on that great site by fellow Baltimorean, Jill Smokler.  :)  … [Read more...]

My Strange Reaction to “The Book Thief” (Spoiler Alerts, People)

I went to see “The Book Thief” with a friend a few weeks ago. I knew nothing about it except it was set in Nazi Germany and involved a girl joining a new family.My friend and I discussed how we really do enjoy seeing a movie knowing little about the plot, as we like to see it unfold before us with no preconceived notions, and our reactions are genuine - usually finding delight in letting the storyteller take us to places we don’t anticipate. It’s a little like having a trusted friend lead you … [Read more...]


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