Day 18: Dear New York City, 11 Things You May Not Know About The Rest of America; An Open Letter

Dear New York, I ❤ you and wish I had a t-shirt to express my love with thick black text and a big red heart.  Really, we all love you. I say this with love. Foreign tourists love you; other Americans love you.  Ryan Adams loves you; and everyone loves Ryan Adams, who is  no … More Day 18: Dear New York City, 11 Things You May Not Know About The Rest of America; An Open Letter

Day Twelve: An Open Letter to Dog People, Dogs aren’t People

Dear Fellow Dog People, Let me begin this post with absolute clarity: I AM a dog person.  Coco, Max, Sugar, Sam, Megan, Murphy, Lucy, Emma and now Midnight . . . these are the dogs of my life from birth to present, and I loved them all. I loved a couple of cats (Kitty and … More Day Twelve: An Open Letter to Dog People, Dogs aren’t People

An Open Letter to Onions

Disambiguation: Onions: Vile yet mysteriously ubiquitous “food” stuff The Onion: America’s Finest News Source This letter is to the former, not the latter. Dear Onions, I don’t like you. You don’t like me.  We’ve never gotten along, and that’s OK.  Yet, after nearly forty years of willfully rejecting you at every turn, you are somehow … More An Open Letter to Onions

An Open Letter to Halloween Costume Designers

Dear People who design Children’s Halloween Costumes, The pumpkins are coming, the pumpkins are coming! Candy corn has replaced school supplies and your costumes have chased out garden hoses in seasonal section of Target. I love autumn. I love Halloween and my memories of dragging a pillowcase door to door to fill with candy.  I … More An Open Letter to Halloween Costume Designers