Why, What-If, and Cultural Change

Because, I answered myself, they want to take us back to the 50‘s. They want to take us back to when only married women could obtain reliable birth control, to when good girls just didn’t, and to when a woman’s hope for a good life rested solely upon finding the right husband and keeping him happy. …continue reading


What’s the Worst that Could Happen?

“Carol Ane, what’s the worst that can happen? The meal will be overcooked? Undercooked? Someone will notice that our house isn’t clean and be horribly shocked? We won’t manage to hide the clothes under the bed before the guests arrive? We’ll forget to brush down the cobwebs in the living room? Someone will take a good look inside our refrigerator? C’mon Carol-Ane, they’re our relatives! They’ve been here before! …continue reading


How I Won the War on Christmas

“Does this mean that you’ll stop writing those stupid “I Hate Christmas’ articles every year?” my husband breathed, quickly making the sign of the cross. I looked at him. “But,” I protested “That’s the only Christmas Tradition that I really like…” …continue reading