Posted by Paula on Sep 14th, 2011 Comments
I got a call from my son’s school counselor saying that he did
not yet have his school planner book. Santa Monica schools call it the
“Binder Reminder.” It’s an assignment book with a holograph of the
school on the cover, pages on which to write assignments, and daily
inspirational platitudes. The platitudes are stuff like, “Aim high,”
“Be a friend,”...
Posted by Paula on Sep 10th, 2011 Comments
It’s Saturday, September 10th. I arrived at my hotel in Madison,
Wisconsin about an hour ago. I’m a butter lover in a dairy state. I
flew in this morning from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which was as close
as I could get to my job in Ephrata, Pennsylvania by plane. When I
went to take my pouch of toothbrushes, floss, and personal hygiene
items out of my suitcase it wasn’t there. I’ve...
Posted by Paula on Oct 31st, 2010 Comments
People sometimes think I’m well informed, because I’m lucky
enough to be heard on NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.” For those of
you who don’t know, it’s a weekly news quiz show. I get to be a part
of a panel of three, about once a month or so. I lose a lot, even
though I study the news on the weeks that I’m on. Although, the study
Posted by Paula on Sep 14th, 2010 Comments
Our Von’s grocery store has a case of soups, not far inside the
store, that bears the sign: CHEF INSPIRED SOUPS.
I’ve bought some of the soups before, not because I thought they were
“Chef Inspired,” but because I don’t cook, and I didn’t yet realize
how chock full of fat and salt they are. That too may have been “Chef
Inspired.” I don’t know....