Madonna tours Seattle and doesn’t disappoint us.

Watching Madonna’s Superbowl half-time spectacle earlier this year, I couldn’t help but feel like a voyeur.  I wasn’t watching so much for the entertainment as I was to check in on her aging process.  Even when I don’t care much about her music, Madonna is always fun to watch.  So when I was invited to go to the Madonna concert on October […]

prelude to a divorce

Some moments from my past are bright and clear and stay in sharp focus in my memory with all of their sensory aspects intact.  These memories are like markers between distinct phases of my life.  For example,  I remember the exact moment I let go of my marriage.   The anxiety that had built inside of me was like […]

Nothing new under the sun – a mother ponders some pop hits of the summer of 2012

I was chatting with a couple of people at a party last weekend about recent pop hits, a subject on which I am vastly knowledgeable on account of being a mom of teenagers (I use my children as a front to quench my ongoing desire for crappy pop music). As a child I was passionate about AM radio, Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 , American Bandstand, Soul Train, and Solid Gold.  […]