Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

My sister Kathy approached the occasion of her 50th birthday party with unfettered glee. She mingled, hugged, high-fived, sang, chatted, reminisced, tasted, sipped, posed, and, utterly unfazed by the number on the top of her cake, happily wished as she blew out her candles. Unsure which of her favorite two outfits she should wear, Kathy [...]

The Party of the Half Century

The Party of the Half Century

The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed because there are no innocents, just a half-century milestone we’re thrilled to be marking and a legendary party about which some people would prefer we don’t speak. To celebrate properly, and excise old demons, speak we must. Our story begins [...]

Ta-Dah for the Ta Tas

My friend Trina would have loved the second annual Based on a True Titty variety show, especially when the burlesque dancer Missmagnolia’s purple pasty landed on my mother. Aside from the all-in-good-fun atmosphere, which combined poetry, music, dancing, and humor, the event once again raised both breast cancer awareness and money for the Trina Fund. [...]