Nose Memories: Earl Grey Tea

Nose Memories are powerful. I’m talking about that thing where you smell something and it instantly transports you back to a certain time, or place, or reminds you of someone specific.  Now, I could launch into some sort of scientific diatribe about Olfactory Memory and the psychology attached to it and the studies that have…

Watch Your Step!

New Orleans can be a pretty dangerous place sometimes.  I mean, we flood out during rainstorms and sometimes you gotta watch your back when you’re out and around.  And one afternoon maybe a building will suddenly fall apart and collapse when you’re walking past it.  But in addition to all our glorious lunacy, you also…

Onward

It’s been a while.  Almost a year, in fact.  I miss writing and I miss this place – a LOT – and so, as Samwise Gamgee once said, “Well, I’m back.” This feels like returning to your summer cabin after a year away – you locked it up tight when you left the summer before,…

Dawg Days, Issue #9

Read past issues of Dawg Days here!!  You know you wanna…get lost in the cute.

A Month and a Day

One month and one day ago, on June 5, 2017, my mom passed away. It’s weird, but in hindsight, leading up to her departure, I think I knew it was coming. The last time I saw her was on Mother’s Day.  We had a fun time, but she would get a little snarly when we…

Memorial Day

I know most of us, myself included, are enjoying an extra day off today.  It is Memorial Day, and the timing of it coincides with the release of students from school, so it also kind of becomes the start of Summer, and there will be picnics and parties and all of that fun stuff.  But,…

Twin Peaks Day

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, something happened that a whole bunch of us weirdos have been waiting 25 years to happen.  Twin Peaks came back on the air.  Naturally, this divine occurrence occupied our entire day, as I donned Audrey Plaid and we immersed ourselves in damn fine coffee and cherry pie and went about…

Wizarding at 40

Oh my gods, y’all…I turned 40 today! FORTY!!! When I turned 30, a decade ago (holy crap), my friends got me a Harry Potter cake. Apparently, the salesperson at the grocery store looked at them askance when they told them how old I was. They probably thought they were decorating a cake for an 11…