A mental muddling

I’m sure we’ve all heard people say “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Well, I think just the opposite is true: When you see it, as in totally visualize the successful outcome with every fiber of your being, then, and only then, will you achieve it. The key is in...

My life as a dancing taco

In the 9th grade, I humiliated myself in front of nearly 100 of my junior high classmates when I tripped on the oddly-spaced steps in the choir room and tumbled down the stairs, tearing holes in both knees of my fishnet stockings. As if that single incident weren’t...

One-stop Bar-hop

I haven’t had an alcoholic beverage in over 16 years, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still occasionally love going into quirky little bars now and then for a good burger, some extra-greasy fries, and a glimpse into a world that becomes more strange and foreign to me...

Sheepwalking

One of the highlights of my annual pilgrimage to Hailey is the eager anticipation of the arrival of the sheep. Yes, sheep. Scientific name: Ovis aries. Those woolly, smelly, bleating, even-toed ungulates known for nibbling the grass right down to the roots. All of...

Alien Girlfriend

A lot of things are blamed on genetics, but in this case, I’m sure it’s true. I’m absolutely positive I inherited my love of word play from my mother’s side of the family. Mom and Aunt Jo were big on marking all kinds of events with rhyming-couplet poems. Holidays,...
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