Keep Off The Grass: In Loving Memory of my Grandpa G

Note: I wrote this a few days ago. On my desk, I have a photograph of my grandfather when he was young and stationed in Japan. He’s in his marines uniform somewhere on the U.S. base crouching on a grassy area next to a sign that says “keep off the grass.” He is handsome and…

Our Chewed Up Oliver

The other day I was attempting to cook (this is the first problem) on cast iron which I adore but have not mastered and my house filled with smoke. I was trying to make something special for F because he just finished some giant work project and food is his love language so we cracked…

The Four Purple Horses of the Apocalypse

I don't need to tell any of you that 2020 can eat a giant bag of donkey dongs. It's been a pretty terrible year so far with the plague, earthquakes in Utah, the fires all over the west, schools being closed, loved ones getting sick, isolation, depression, anxiety, and as of last week hurricane winds…

Disney Lies And Your Prince (Princess) Probably Needs Therapy (Because We All Do)

When two people decide to get married or decide to spend their lives together or get knocked up, instead of showering them with booze and lingerie or diapers, we should sit them down, hand them some Gottman workbooks and say, "may the universe be with you." Partnership and parenthood take an enormous amount of effort.…

Mamma M’s Movie Club: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The film that seems to be on every single Best American Film List ever is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Directed by Miloš Forman, based on the book by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, starring Jack Nicholson, it is considered by critics to be one of the best films of all…