Uncategorized Speaking Up & Out

Speaking Up & Out

There is much to speak up and out about these days. Maybe there always has been. I have been trying to do my part. Two weeks ago, I went to the Northlands Storytellers’ Conference in Wisconsin. It was the first time I have returned to Wisconsin since my disastrous law school experience. I didn’t quite …

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Uncategorized Springtime in Ann Arbor

Springtime in Ann Arbor

An amazing history book once said something about how there is nothing like Ann Arbor in the springtime. Hahahahahaha! It’s funny ‘cuz I’m talking about my book ~ Order it please. Thanks! (I also have a food co-op history book that is still hanging out, waiting to be purchased at the co-op). But yeah I …

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Uncategorized Ann Arbor’s Algonquin Round Table

Ann Arbor’s Algonquin Round Table

I had dreams once. When I realized the Harper Lee thing probably wasn’t going to work out so well, I started casting about for something else. At some point I stumbled onto Dorothy Parker, who seems to always be described as a “legendary wit.” Why, yes, thought I. Let’s do that! Quickly I realized that …

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Uncategorized HERsay audio

HERsay audio

I haven’t gotten the pictures from HERsay yet (the one and only Kevin Sharp took them and they will be fabulous but we haven’t gotten it together yet, he and I). BUT, I do have audio. I turned on my phone recorder to pick up my “1984” story and turned it off right after. This …

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Uncategorized You Say It’s Your Birthday? It (was) My Birthday, Too!

You Say It’s Your Birthday? It (was) My Birthday, Too!

Decades ago, when I watched every single Kids in the Hall sketch (on videotape or DVD), there was a great bit called, “He’s Hip! He’s Cool! He’s 45!” Haha! Oh that’s funny, I thought. I’ll never be that old! Hahahaha! Yet here we are! As of 10:39pm on March 17th, I indeed became 45 years …

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Uncategorized It’s Never What You Think It Will Be

It’s Never What You Think It Will Be

Newsflash–your dreams won’t come true. Just because you can see it doesn’t mean you can achieve it. You can “never give up” and still never get what you want. But the good news is–it’s all okay. Let’s back up a bit. I don’t see a lot of movies simply because I have a very hard …

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Uncategorized Like that sliver of food in your teeth….

Like that sliver of food in your teeth….

….I won’t go away. Well, I did. Much of Ann Arbor did. After the election, we had a nervous breakdown. People weren’t answering emails, we were hiding, we were and are devastated and terrified. But…. We are back. Ken and I drove eight hours to the Women’s March in DC. It was an experience unlike …

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Uncategorized More in Common with that Dumpster Fire

More in Common with that Dumpster Fire

I realized that I have even more in common with Trump than the three things I posted last time. ARGH!!!!! 4) NOW I GOTTA DO A THING?!?! I love planning. It’s so delightful! I love signing up for things and agreeing to do things and volunteer? Why yes! I’d love to! But then I gotta …

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Uncategorized This is Embarrassing but I have things in common….

This is Embarrassing but I have things in common….

…with Tr*mp. Other than the usual–we both poop, we intake oxygen at regular intervals, sneeze. But it goes beyond that. I’m not proud of this, but I feel him on some things, to wit: 1) I can hold a grudge. Did you piss me off in the third grade? I remember you! If we run …

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Uncategorized Oh the election!

Oh the election!

It’s been a month now. I’ve been going back and forth between and this       I really can’t decide which. Also, I cannot turn off the itallics for some reason so here we are! Oh there we go! Off now, yay. On the one hand, not that many countries can turn us into …

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