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ThrowBack Thursday: Technological Advances Edition

Here I am sitting in the original Alice studios located on the 32nd floor of One Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. I think this was 1998-99. If you take a look at the little stacks […]



DIY Wednesday: Fairy House

This weekend the 5-year-old and I made a little fairy house for a section of our garden that, thanks to the drought, has been less than its colorful self this summer. A quick trip to […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Gettin’ Glamorous Edition

This is a genu-ine Glamour Shot. I did some endorsements for them back in my early radio days. I call this look Blossom Meets Hippy Meemaw. And though my affinity for hats is well-known, THAT […]



Gretchen Reads: In A Dark, Dark Wood By Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware’s chilling debut thriller, In A Dark, Dark Wood, begins when Leonora Shaw wakes, battered and bloody, in a hospital bed. Something terrible has happened, and though her memory is clouded, she’s convinced she’s […]


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September 11th

  Like many of you, on the morning of September 11th, 2001, I heard the news from Sarah. I stepped out of the shower and turned on the radio, and Sarah was describing a terrible […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Ice Cream You Scream Edition

It’s been so hot lately, I thought I’d bust out this little classic. Plus, I get so *many requests for photos of me eating an ice cream cone while topless that I’ve finally decided to […]



Custody Battle Over Chip The Bay Bridge Chicken

“Chip” the chicken who held up traffic at the Bay Bridge toll plaza for four hours on Wednesday is now at the center of a custody battle. Yes, a custody battle. Three people have come […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Long Ago September Edition

Action shot! Throwing stones on Lake Michigan. Saugatuck, September 2002.



Gretchen Reads: An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

It’s been a while since I finished a book and immediately searched for the sequel, but that’s exactly what I did with An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. And then I grumbled some […]


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What’s got two thumbs, and just won a mint condition Masterpiece: The Art Auction Game by Parker Brothers board game on eBay? This deejay right here, yo! *Warning: Crotchety Old Lady Semi-Rant coming down in […]