Bombs in London

By now, everyone has probably heard about the atrocities that occurred today in London. This afternoon, I walked into the hotel that the family I’m staying with manages — we have lunch here every day. When I came in, the grandpa of the family — “Nonno” — walked up to me, and said, “Jill, come.” […] more

The Case of the Mysterious Turd

After this morning’s incident, you can only imagine my surprise when, at the store paying for a few small items, I reached into my purse for my wallet and found a turd. “Is that what I think it is?” I asked Lori. “Oh my God.” The lady at the cash register gave us funny looks […] more

Anti-Discrimination Laws Apply to County Fair Pageants

In Indiana the county fair is still a summer highlight for many residents. As teenagers, news of who competes and wins the county beauty pageant still permeates the halls of county high schools. Thus it was with great interest that I found the news that Indiana has decided Title IX must apply to county beauty […] more

Blonde Ambition

Today’s vanity-laced topics: hair, language and looking at American politics from Europe. Pictures will be interspursed. And it’s a fucking novel. more

Home Again, Home Again

Yes, I’m back from the vacation but don’t feel much like writing anything. Yet I have managed to spend a significant amount of time on the computer piddling around on Photoshop and uploading tons of vacation pictures from the six states through which we managed to travel. more