Hickey

I have a confession. I have a hickey. Actually I have several hickies. I don’t know how this happened. Ok, I know exactly how this happened and I enjoyed every minute of it. But, as I stared into the mirror and was overcome by a mixture of horror and shame, I wondered why hickies are … [Read more…]

Dierendag

On the the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the world celebrates World Animal Day – Dierendag. Around the country, on October 4th, business will host special events, children bring their pets to school and more. But, as Molly Quell reports, in some places, every day is animal day. Read … [Read more…]

A Book Club

I have joined a book club and it is great. I am an avid reader. My Goodreads challenge is for 100 books this year (and I’m currently only eight books behind schedule.) When I was a kid, my parents would punish me by refusing to take me to the library. Since moving to the Netherlands, … [Read more…]

This Isn’t My Village

Here’s the thing. I didn’t choose to have kids. I don’t want kids. I don’t even really like kids. If you choose to have kids, that’s great. I hope you’re super happy with that decision. But don’t try to drag me into raising your child. Like the writer of this article: “I looked around in … [Read more…]