Never stifle your coolness!

Dear Amy: My 17-year-old grandson comes to visit us once a year (we live on opposite coasts). He has always brought his faded and well-worn baby blanket (measuring about 3 feet square) and his favorite well-worn stuffed animal. It was cute when he was smaller, now it’s downright embarrassing. He makes his bed and neatlyContinue reading “Never stifle your coolness!”

Opinions versus advice?

Dear Amy: Can you help me to understand the boundaries of offering advice? Coronavirus-related circumstances mean my 35-year-old daughter must make an employment decision involving relocation. From experience, I have insights into her potential relocation choices that she does not have. What I know on this topic could affect her ultimate happiness. She hasn’t askedContinue reading “Opinions versus advice?”

I have lived it!

Dear Amy: I come from a very judgmental family, and I’m wondering how to break the awful habits I learned. Growing up, we’d often be driving home from family events and my parents would bad-mouth the relatives we had just seen. This affected me, even if their criticism was sometimes justified. As adults, my boyfriendContinue reading “I have lived it!”

Mesmerizing Meg’s open for business today!

Dear Mesmerizing Meg: Was I rude for not saying thank you? Last school year, before COVID shut our school down, my math teacher helped me pass his class. Our school is semesterized, so courses ended in January for the term. I was at a 55 overall and needed a 60 to pass the course. OnContinue reading “Mesmerizing Meg’s open for business today!”

The dreaded feedback! (Run for your lives!)

Okay, so, I have fantabulous news! My story took third in its group (out of around thirty entrants), and the top five go onto round 2, so I’m in this! Round 2 starts tomorrow at midnight, when I’ll get my story assignment. In fun news, I won a bet against both my dad and myContinue reading “The dreaded feedback! (Run for your lives!)”

Random musings about my nasty mother.

I was thinking about it yesterday during my paranoid downward spiral that it’s my mom’s fault I’m paranoid. Well, I know, I mean, how obvious, right? But what I mean is that I can find her at fault in a very specific way. It just had to do with how she was always shoving herContinue reading “Random musings about my nasty mother.”

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