Author Archives: Molly

ASKING FOR A FRIEND

Tweet Is chili powder still spicy if the expiration date is 2013? Can you still buy Geritol? Why do people in crime shows always take walks alone in the woods? When will the pandemic be over? Why do book clubs … Continue reading

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SELFIES

Tweet I quit social media during the worst of the pandemic and the Trump administration, when all social media did for me was to plunge me further into emotional turmoil. I did not leave Instagram, however. Like the guys who … Continue reading

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THERE IS YOGURT IN THE BACK OF MY FRIDGE

Tweet The shelves of my refrigerator are cluttered. There is either barbecue sauce or ketchup dried on one shelf. The door is so full of condiments it isn’t even funny. But I can justify everything in there. But way in … Continue reading

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LET THEM GO

Tweet Fall. The air is crisp, the apples are good again, and for me, it’s a liberation. I no longer need pedicures. Closed shoes, you know. This is both economically freeing and personally liberating, because a good pedicure costs more … Continue reading

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A CAUTIONARY TALE

Tweet I am a victim of misinformation. I may not be a victim of misinformation. It could be that I am the victim of my own faith in what I see on the Internet. I could be a victim of … Continue reading

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I ASK MYSELF

Tweet I left Twitter and Facebook right after the last presidential election, at the beginning of the pandemic. Constant scrolling for “news,” all of which was bad, and reading what everyone else in the world was thinking, all of it … Continue reading

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BLOODTHIRSTY

Tweet My husband says that my television viewing consists of about 90 hours per week. I protested that statistic, until a friend and I were comparing what we are currently watching. I ticked off a list of the sorts of … Continue reading

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THE CHANGE-UP

Tweet The photo above represents not just my cat, but something I almost never, ever do. You see, I am the sort of person that decides on a certain decor–a particular arrangement of the furniture and various accessories in my … Continue reading

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DRAWING A BLANK

Tweet Writing a blog post every single week for over what? ten years–becomes harder as time goes by. I cast around for topics, and since nothing in the news is “good” any more, writing about current events gets repetitive. I … Continue reading

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