Serves You Right

I remember hearing that a lot when I was a kid growing up. Remember those little brush “blades” that we would find on the streets after the street sweepers went through? They served as our first weapon. A cutting tool after you sharpened them against the curbs. When I don’t understand something, I don’t justContinue reading “Serves You Right”

Fair or Unfair?

There is a major controversy in the realm of collegiate sports which has developed into a firestorm of debate on the legitimacy of the national collegiate swimming championship recently won by Lia Thomas. I know I sound like I don’t, but I have always believed in acceptance and inclusivity. I am sensitive to the issuesContinue reading “Fair or Unfair?”

Coming Back Strong

It has been raining for two straight days, but today it cleared up beautifully. It sounds easy enough to come back strong after suffering a loss doesn’t it? Try harder. Don’t give up. Don’t include me in the conversation. I have an unhealthy aversion to losing. I honestly don’t know where I picked up thisContinue reading “Coming Back Strong”


I never liked them and still don’t. I learned my lesson early; or you think I would have learned my lesson when I was four years old. Mom had taken my brother, sister and I to a park in East Los Angeles. My memory has been aided by other accounts, and here is evidently howContinue reading “Bullies”

Embarrassing and Economical

The audio book excerpt from my book Emotions: Not your Mama’s ABC’s! this week is for two short-short stories I included under the letter “E.” The first is called Perfect Fit and the other is titled Point of View. I recounted a story of THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME in aContinue reading “Embarrassing and Economical”


Karma, comeuppance, or whatever you want to call it, payback is the dominion of the slighted and wronged. If you are NOT slighted or wronged, any misperceived justice you dispense will just make you the asshole doing the wrong. The following is a true story based on THE MOST EMBARASSING THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TOContinue reading “Payback”