Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

The graphic art in the plastic surgery center's ad was what caught my eye. It was a large photo of Michaelangelo's David, one of the most exquisite and realistic depictions of the nude male ever created. However, in the ad, amateurish airbrushing over his groin area had rendered him anatomically neutered, as smooth and genderless…

DOLLS IN THE TOY BOX

When I was a little girl, baby dolls didn't "do" anything. We dressed them in frilly clothing, carried them around (often by an arm or a leg), and pushed them around the neighborhood in a stroller. When we got bored with them, we tossed them into the toybox. In later years, manufacturers added features making…

Pranks a Lot!

There are disadvantages and advantages to growing up in a very small town where everybody knows everybody else. As the saying goes; it takes a village. One of the disadvantages is that if you or your friends are up to something you shouldn't be that could cause someone to get hurt, someone will be sure…

MUSIC AND MEMORIES

"Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak." I'd say that would depend on whether the music was good or bad. My father's mellow baritone could soothe a savage beast. Mom's caterwauling could certainly soften rocks or bend a knotted oak, as well as cause the wallpaper…

HEY, NATURE! SHUT THE HECK UP!

I haven't had a good night's sleep since I moved from a busy subdivision to a semi-rural area. In spite of what you may have heard, there is nothing tranquil about nighttime in the country. When I moved here, I anticipated quiet nights of restful slumber, leaves rustling in the gentle breeze through an open…