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BECAUSE SELF-CARE IS JUST DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS WITH LAVENDER BATH BOMBS. AM I SHOUTING? I THINK I’M SHOUTING. Depression? Yes. Biological, situational, seasonal, I’ve got it all. I’m trying to write about depression and I’m overwhelmed because I’m depressed and I know I’m depressed and I’m observing myself being depressed and I’m kicking my lazy ass… Read More F*ck Self-Care: the series
WHAT WAS A DOG DOING ON THE RADIO? In 10 years as a DJ on WMPG I was never bitten by any kind of animal. Humans, maybe, but no animals. The other night I co-hosted Stuck in the 80s with my friend Ron Raymond Jr.; he was in the ‘MPG studio in Portland, Maine, and… Read More I got bitten by a dog on the radio!
HEY HO! LET’S GO! My sister graduated high school in 1984 and my gift to her was meeting the Ramones. It wasn’t difficult – I called their management company and said I wanted to interview Joey for my college radio station, WOZQ (which was true). Then I called their road manager. Then Joey Ramone called… Read More My Sister & I Met the Ramones!
For the past year I’ve seen people on social media threaten to unfriend anyone who supports our president-elect. I’m a huge fan of the First Amendment, which means free speech for everyone, even people I don’t agree with. But this is not about free speech. It’s about actual friendship, what I expect from my friends,… Read More Let’s Be Friends! Or Not.
Pajama Slave Dancers were a super-cool band in Northampton while I was at Smith. I wasn’t cool enough to actually know them personally, but my sister was. This would be my sister the 21st Century Band Mom, formally known as the Goth Princess of Northampton, Massachusetts. This morning I learned that today is NATIONAL COLLEGE… Read More Thank God for College Radio
They’re the world’s finest killing machine. They couldn’t be less funny. They couldn’t be more serious. And yet I am fascinated by the Mossad. Also, I have loved Harriet the Spy since I was a kid. Coincidence? Harriet the Spy is a young adult novel, published in 1964, written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh. Harriet… Read More Harriet the Spy, Mossad & Me