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Hurricane Irma: The Unpolished Shit Storm

“Rach, you gotta blog about Floridians preparing for a storm,” you said. “Rachel, please write something about the hysteria,” you pleaded. “Silver, Please keep the Facebook posts coming. It’s the only thing keeping me sane,” you texted. You asked, so I’m answering. Ok folks, let’s do it: From my vantage point, I don’t even know where … Continued

Ten Tips To Prepare For THE UNPOLISHED REENTRY

So we were having dinner with close friends who were expecting their first child.  All was right in the world as we ordered our drinks and threw in a request for Houston’s famous spinach and artichoke dip.  We raised up three alcoholic beverages and one glass of water as we toasted to the future baby on … Continued

Just Cuz I'm Unpolished… Doesn't Mean I'm Ungrateful

Nobody should have to be challenged in order to express gratitude, but I suppose sometimes we all need a little push.  I’m accepting The Gratitude Challenge that has recently swept across social media channels.   I’m jumping on the bandwagon in my own unpolished way.   THE TOUGHER THE SHELL… THE HARDER TO CRACK Despite … Continued

Homage to 81

[slideshow id=23] July 4, 1991.  I was nineteen.  My biggest problem in life was deciding where I’d go to watch the fireworks that night.  My second biggest problem was deciding what I’d wear. Then the phone rang and my view of the world as seen through rose colored glasses blurred.  My Dad had collapsed on … Continued