Boomer Glitch

It turns out I was confused by Apple Maps when traveling on foot until my daughter yanked my head out of my backside. One issue is that I often reach for my phone to get directions without putting on my glasses. » Read more

Must I Review EVERY dang thing?

I dream of a day that I can make a purchase, stay at a hotel or engage in commerce without being haunted to give feedback or leave a review. I believe choosing to purchase an item, stay at a hotel or eat at a restaurant is the positive feedback – I chose the establishment or product over a lot of other options. » Read more

Back Squawk

Three Hecklers, Two Moms, One Cringy Conversation

Flying under the radar is easy for me, especially with my gray hair, a slightly tragic fanny pack, supportive hiking boots and a well-worn baseball cap. Confronting intoxicated college student hecklers at a sports event is not a practice I relish, but sometimes I can’t help myself from stepping into the mix. » Read more

Social Survival for Boys

The Challenges of Navigating Online Pressure

My concern for the well-being of boys and men started young and eventually inspired me to become an educator and a speaker. Flying under the radar in the land of boys well into my teens allowed me to witness common ways that boys manage the pressure to feel enough. » Read more

Fiasco Management

Pause, adapt, and in some situations…Dismiss

My parents, Reg and Nancy Pierce were in their mid-forties when they became innkeepers. From 1971 until 2002, Reg and Nance hosted a wide variety of events at Pierce’s Inn, sometimes taking on challenging events just to keep the Place afloat. » Read more

Drifty Over Fifty

Bruce and I have stepped up our dementia preventia efforts over the last few years. We feed the microbiome with a diversity of plants, sleep more, hydrate with gusto, exercise and meditate most days. He does crossword puzzles, and I do Sudoku. » Read more

Stop the Bitch

Compliance Training for girls starts early in life, and it lasts until they choose to stop playing by the rules and willingly pay the consequences. Girls and women are told to speak their minds but to be “nice” while they do so. » Read more