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McGill-a-Gram: Teach Your Parents Well

McGill-a-Gram: Teach Your Parents Well

If you are about my age or older, you may remember that old-style parenting. Remember when your parents used to get together with their friends to drink adult beverages and talk about adult subjects? Somebody would pat your head and tell you to go outside or upstairs. Maybe every now and then, when somebody would […]

Open Letter to Gov. Chris Christie from a Hardworking Jersey Girl

Open Letter to Gov. Chris Christie from a Hardworking Jersey Girl

Dear Mr. Christie, I am going to try to keep it clean, though I may not be able. As you know, we New Jerseyans do not mince words, and we will sooner tell you exactly how we feel about you than be inhibited by etiquette or protocol. So let me tell you my feelings, as […]

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

I was once a rabid fan of makeover shows. I’ve watched more of them than I’d care to admit. In my mind, the premise used to appear reasonable: some unfortunate wastrel is plucked from the unwashed masses and spruced up to the delight of her friends and family. Almost Pygmalion-ish, the whole affair looked charming, […]

4/20: How To Crochet A Pot Wallet to Carry Your Holiday Stash!

4/20: How To Crochet A Pot Wallet to Carry Your Holiday Stash!

PHOTO: Denver, CO 4/20 The time has come to crochet yourself a pot wallet.  If you don’t already have a medical marijuana card, you will soon, don’t worry.  Better make this now and be ahead of the curve. Beginner crocheters ought to be fine with this pattern as long as they have a good understanding of […]

Poetry From A Chanteuse

Poetry From A Chanteuse

Untitled You are the scab I pick over and over, The whip I use to beat myself. Your spectre hangs on the back of the bathroom door. I stare at it day after day as I sit on the toilet and tell it, “Things would have been different if I had known. I still love […]

Shannon McGill’s Lemon Pork Chops

Shannon McGill’s Lemon Pork Chops

by Shannon McGill I’m somebody who wants to put lemon juice on everything that can’t outrun me.  Pasta, salads, tuna, every vegetable.  I can’t get enough.  To me these lemon-infused pork chops are wonderful because the essence of the lemon takes over the dish and you get that tart, almost bitter flavor from the bit […]