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Cry Me A River

I can’t stop sobbing. What started this morning as a localized cry has blossomed into an all day jag. Indulgent as this may seem, I actually fall prey to this once or twice a year. The first time I fell head long into limitless tears was nearly twenty years ago when my husband’s brother-in-law suddenly […]

The IRS Wants Me To Do What?

Whenever I got caught being bad as a kid (which, boastfully, was far less than deeds committed) my father in his deep, sonorous voice would command me to “Present myself for punishment.” I don’t blame him for making this absurd request. After all, he’s from that weird generation steeped in corporal punishment, boarding school sadism […]