once i could see and now i am blind!

I have been in a complete writing funk. The reason for this dry spell is that I recently had corrective eye surgery. It hasn’t been all together successful and the truth is – I CAN’T SEE! I am not blind, but everything is a tad fuzzy – maybe more than a tad. More like a …

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boyspeak to mantalk

My 9-year-old Maya was born with many gifts. One of them was the uncanny ability to understand the language of the opposite sex. I wasn’t born that way, and in fact, I still have difficulty interpreting what has now evolved from boyspeak into mantalk. I discovered this talent when she was still in 1st grade, at the yearly school …

Charlie Sheen – almost finding a perverse dignity in his train wreck

I immediately judged Charlie along with most of the world: He’s lost his mind, he’s clinically insane, he’s gone over to the dark side and he needs help! In fact, my masseuse suggested to a friend she and Charlie had in common that I could help him. “Erin, why did you do that?” “Because I …

We are all winners! (originally published for The Daily Word)

My father passed away last June, suffering severely from vascular dementia. His most frequent ‘mantra’ was “This has never happened before in the history of the world!” It wasn’t until after his death, that I fully understood the importance of his words. This is an extraordinary, unprecedented time in human history – a time of …