The check is in the mail.

This is freakin’ hilarious. As you all know, I’ve been helping Mother at her condo and also taking her out for errands and such. She’s trying to organize her living space, and often she’ll give me small stuff that she doesn’t want. Most recently it was a conch shell. I thought it was pretty, butContinue reading “The check is in the mail.”

The calm before the storm.

Hey, everyone! Here I am. My diet’s going freaktastically well! Having someone to answer to makes all the difference. But also, I realized that if I go a week without junk food, I quit wanting junk food. That’s major. It’s not something I can easily eat in moderation for two reasons: It makes me feelContinue reading “The calm before the storm.”

See the light!

Dear Amy: I’m struggling. We started a business and had a baby during the pandemic. My wife and I have become reclusive (especially me). The isolation has caused me to lose my social graces. Basically, I just feel annoyed by everyone. I don’t want to get together with people. My increased presence on social mediaContinue reading “See the light!”

Lured to the dark side.

So, I thought I was close to my paternal aunt, Aunt Judy, but… a few things have gone wrong lately. A while back, she asked if I’ve managed to reconcile with my sister yet. The question rubbed me the wrong way because my sister is violent and has some dark-triad traits. She’s assaulted me sixContinue reading “Lured to the dark side.”

Disturbing the peaceful slumber of the dead.

Dear Amy: My mother died almost 21 years ago. On the 20th anniversary of her death, I was reflecting on her life, our relationship and the ripples it sent through my life. For better or worse, I posted my thoughts on Facebook. Our relationship had some huge ups and downs. She was a difficult personContinue reading “Disturbing the peaceful slumber of the dead.”

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