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D-day is the worst. Getting The Call—or sitting down with a somber-faced doctor—has to be one of the most sucker punch in the gut, knock-you-over experiences rating down there with—well, pretty much nothing. My husband and I were fed in bits and pieces the answers to our daughter’s mysterious delayed baby milestones. Sadie didn’t make eye …

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November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you’re a caregiver, chances are you’re tired and underappreciated. But muster some enthusiasm to celebrate your amazing self—all year round. You’re literally a life-saver. Here’s to you! Stop fighting. From the physician with the world’s worst bedside manner to the store clerk who glares, sometimes others can exhibit …

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Wells Fargo opened three phony accounts in my name, my Samsung exploded, and, to top it off, my salon’s now charging extra to blow dry my hair. Seriously, when I balked at the upcharge, my stylist handed me a Super Solano and told me to get to it.   These are First World problems.   …

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(A re-posting) In these parts, there are a dozen or so gravel roads. They wind through canopies of trees, urging you on but not leading to anywhere in particular. The roads are dotted with horse farms and quirky little houses with yard art or big, handsome houses high on hills and everything in between—clapboard cottages …

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