Helped People, Help People

We've all heard the phrase, "Hurt people, hurt people." It's true and I've been on both sides of that proverbial coin. I'm sure we all have. I have a soft spot for the broken, the hurting, the marginalized...the underdog. And I guess that's because I can identify on some level. ...that time I took "underdog"... Continue Reading →

A Dog’s Love

Y'all, I am not sure if I can get through this one but I am gonna try. Every so often, I'll get a photo from my ex of my dog, Cassie. She's 12 now and, by the looks of it, doing pretty great. Does it break my heart to get these rare insights into Cassie's... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Me, It’s You

Or, that time my best friend broke up with me. Photo Credit At 30-something, it had become difficult to make new friends. Or rather, it had become difficult to forge meaningful and lasting friendships. I had a job that required a change of scenery every two years and by change of scenery, I mean a... Continue Reading →

10 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

I don't think mom knew it was picture day. Still, I continue to sport a very similar hairdo. WFH much? Dear Younger Me, I don't know how much time we have together so I'm going to make this quick. I've watched you from afar. I've noticed the mistakes you've made, the heartbreak you've endured and... Continue Reading →

Seeing the Signs

Life is busy and I'll be honest, I may have overextended myself. Turns out, rediscovering yourself, exploring hidden talents, and following your dreams can be pretty exhausting. Throw in birthday celebrations (how did five million of my family and friends all pop out their momma's you-know-hoosie in the spring? Must have been something in the... Continue Reading →

Crotch-less Panties For Dogs

Look here people, I just call it like I see it. This is NOT my fault. I am in a mood. It is neither good nor bad, it just kind of exists. Which, to be honest, sorta perfectly describes the subject of this post. Crotch-less panties for dogs are neither good nor bad, they just... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Izzy Sploots (so far)

Listen y'all, it's been a crazy week. It's Friday. I need a little levity. So, for now, no deep thoughts, no diatribes about death and exotic dancers, no advice, no wisdom, no helpful commentary on how to be a better person. What we...what I need right now? I need sploots. And if you don't know... Continue Reading →

Cupid…over 40

It just hits a little different. Technically, we are still newlyweds. Old (ish) fools at a new game, as it were. I think there are rules for your first Valentine's Day as a married couple and they involve googly eyes, chocolates, champagne...the works. But, as we know, rules are meant to be broken. We decided... Continue Reading →

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