Let Us Number Our Minutes


By: Ann Brown What with Yom Kippur being just around the corner, I have taken a moment to reflect upon my life. And so, in the spirit of numbering my days, I have gone back and calculated a few things. I present to you, my Jewish year 5773 in minutes: Minutes I spent this year […]

The Fifty Percent Solution


By: Ann Brown Oh my GAWD. Robin is such a baby. All I said to him yesterday was, “About 50% of the time, I wish you were dead”, and he cannot let it go. All day long – at the hardware store, at lunch, at the river – he’s all, “really? You wish I was […]

Sticks and Stoned


By: Ann Brown Nina and David are coming up to visit next week. And may I just say, YAHOO. We have begun planning. Nina emailed this morning to say that all she wants to do is lie around on the back deck chaise lounges and eat sushi. I am exceedingly relieved to hear that because […]

The Old Ladies And The Sea

Water Exercise Class

Ann Brown   Sometimes – coming out of the shower and catching a glimpse of my naked self, for instance – a great notion is born. Like, to get rid of mirrors in the bathroom. Or blind myself with an ice pick. Last week, however, I had a new notion: A water aerobics class at […]

Driving Miss Robin


By: Ann Brown So, what’s new? Not much. Oh wait. Right. Robin got his driver’s license suspended. It’s not what you think, and I know that you are thinking DUI. Robin was nabbed for speeding. And running a red light. And for totally being a dick to me when I was in a bad mood […]

Bang Bang

obama bangs

By Ann Brown As I watch the inauguration today, I am proud to be an American woman with bangs. I have been waiting for this day for a long time. Fifty-eight years. I have never been without bangs, due to my forehead being approximately three inches high due to my, evidently, skipping the entire family […]