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Embracing the goth in you (and your teen)

Blame it on The Cure. Blame it on Edward Gory. Whatever you do, though, you can't deny the Goth. The culture, the fashion, hey, the eyeliner. It's alive and well now as it always seems to have been--at least since the late seventies/early...

Radar gun toting boy aims to stop speeders

Lots of little boys dream of careers in law enforcement. In preparation, they spend hours playing cop, arresting their little friends and writing tickets. But this sort of pretend police work is just child's play for Landon Wilburn of Louisville,...

Teenager finds bat in her bra!

In one of those bizarro stories that is so weird it simply has to be true, a teenage girl recently found a bat in her bra. Not the Louisville Slugger type, mind you, this was the living, breathing mammal kind. According to Abbie Hawkins, she...

In wake of shootings, schools practicing lockdowns

When I was a freshman in high school in Louisville, Kentucky, one strange sunny day we were all shoved into classrooms where the doors were locked. We were told to remain silent. It was only then the rumors started flying. Someone had a gun....

A grandmother passes away

This year at sort of the last minute we decided to head back to my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to visit my side of the family for the holidays. We figured we'd never know when the last time we'd see any of my four grandparents given their ages...

The best laid plans

Ah, the weather. How I hate it. All that pretty, pretty snow can really put a damper on things when you're trying to get things done. Well, snow and sleet and rain. And I don't want to hear about how Mother Nature has her ways of getting us to...

Lining up for Santa

The other day my husband asked me the strangest question. Barely had we let go of Halloween, let alone thought about that holiday near the end of December, when he sidled up to me and very quietly asked the quintessential question: Would we be...

Have all your friends moved away?

I've been trying to leave New York for years. I love living here, but it can be so hard. Now that I have a baby, things are so much better and yet so much harder. Many couples I know have made the bold move out of New York. They've returned to...

'Appetite for Destruction' is 20 years older...and so am I

I remember the year 'Appetite for Destruction' hit. It was 1987. I was in middle school, somewhere between the sixth and seventh grades (if I recall correctly, and my memory is hazy) when I was feeling perhaps my most awkward ever. Zoom twenty...

Old boyfriend passes away

Do you ever play that game where you ask yourself (or your spouse) what your life would be like if you ended up with an old boyfriend (or girlfriend)? I used to imagine how different things would be if I'd stayed in Louisville, my home town, never...

Sing it to me, baby!

I used to sing all the time. Back when I was in high school I was the kid with the windows rolled down, driving along with the radio turned way up and belting out her favorite tune. I tended toward anything 80's and glam metal with a little Patsy...

Have baby: Will travel...home at last

Yesterday evening, after seemingly endless miles of beautiful Pennsylvania scenery, we hit our beloved Brooklyn, NYC. We completed our first road trip as a family. Of course, first we hit major traffic going over the George Washington Bridge,...

Have baby: Will travel...greetings from the heartland

[Have baby: Will travel chronicles one new family's roadtrip adventure from New York to the South...and back.] Wow. I've been without consistent (or any) Internet access since I last wrote, and all I can say is: wow. I never realized how...

Have baby: Will travel...pictures (finally)

No road trip is worth documenting without pictures. Pictures make anything more personal, and now I finally have mine to share with you so I can leave the good folks over at everystockphoto.com to their own devices. The pictures so far are of the...

Have baby: Will travel...around town

This morning I am officially exhausted, and too tired to be witty and funny like I want to be. I am so out of it that I didn't even realize, until someone told me at 10:00 that night, that yesterday was July 1st. That phenomenon is what I love best...

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