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Zumba By Any Means Necessary

Monday, May 5th, 2014
Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography FreeDigitalPhotos.netWhen I first heard about Zumba I didn’t pay it any mind because I wasn’t interested in another exercise fad. Remember when hot yoga...

Have Wine Glass, Will Travel

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Photo by Jen Tucker ‏@authorjentuckeI was a first-time faculty member at this year’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (EBWW) and I left with a respectable amount of swag: tee shirt, tote bag, and my...

They Called the Cops on the Cat

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
I’ve never been owned by a cat. I don’t have the courage to have a creature in my house that can outthink me. And now I know, I damn sure don’t want anything that can outfight me either. One of the...

This Is Not My Father’s Bowling Alley

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
A friend invited me to go bowling and I didn’t just say “no,” I said, “Hells no!" You know it’s serious when you add the “s.” Why such a vehement reaction? Is it the inherently unsanitary nature...

The Best Urban Erma Posts of 2013!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Dear Urban Erma Fans,  Thank you so much for reading, enjoying, commenting, and sharing my posts this year. It was hard to choose, but here are my favorites. I hope they're yours too. Have a...

Fine Ass Forehead – A Different Kind of Beautiful Mind

Monday, December 16th, 2013
PHOTO BY BURT SMOOTHLast night a man said to me, “You have a very beautiful forehead.” Those words in that combination were so unexpected that I wasn’t sure how to respond. I mean, what could I say...

Childhood in a Bag, A Not So Trivial Pursuit*

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
* Republished from The Urban Erma, March 2011 A close friend recently hosted a “Game Night” and all of us who attended were charged with bringing our favorites. Rising to the challenge, I brought a...

Taken for a Ride

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Image courtesy of Damian Brandon/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net The Big Named Car Service That Advertises on TV that I normally use recently doubled their price for a trip to the airport so I called The...

My Brief Thoughts About Kenan & Saturday Night Live

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
MY PERSNICKETY MOMENT OF THE DAYSMDear Reader, I wrote this post a few weeks ago and it appeared on my website and The Huffington Post. I share it with you here and I hope you'll find it...

In Line, On Line, Off Line

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
If you have strong feelings about whether we stand in line or on line then you may not want to read this. But I think you’re up to the challenge. I think you can handle me using the terms...

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