Nice weather for ducks and cuddle duds

Nice weather for ducks and cuddle duds

I love a good walk with a friend, especially these days when those soothing balms of socialization have become a little trickier to apply. We tramp off, mostly toward the river, and unburden ourselves of adulthood while we breathe in good, clean air. Walks with friends provide the perfect antidote to whatever life throws your [...]

Cupid gave her courage

Cupid gave her courage

It’s worth it. That’s what my friend Tanya wants you to know, and, through her vision, voice, lyrics, music and dance she offers exuberant proof. The video for her band Dirty Mercy’s latest song “Cupid give me courage” dropped yesterday, and it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day collaboration. “This song is basically about the fact that, [...]

Bring on the sun in 2021

Bring on the sun in 2021

It may be that I’ve been hibernating too long myself, but yesterday, rather than celebrating Groundhog Day with my usual its-almost-spring-even-though-it-really-isn’t optimistic zest, I felt a little sorry for all those groundhogs. I imagined myself being yanked from a sound slumber and held aloft, hair all matted, eyes blurry and sticky with sleep, frantically trying [...]