Skirting the Issues Column

Sex, politics, fashion and everything else a gen-X everygal loves to dish about.


February 2014

  • How My Grandma Looks
    My hard-scrabble, good-humor grandmother asked me a startling question just days after a stroke paralyzed her left side.
  • What the Focus This?
    So it turns out I'm lousy at meditation. But I write a hell of a headline.

January 2014


December 2013


November 2013

  • Transgender Students
    Fellas in the ladies' room, chicks on the football team ... it's pandemonium out there, people. And I've got the scoop.

October 2013

  • Happy Amnesia-versary
    It's a blind spot on my dear husband's brain. And apparently it's a common affliction ...
  • Shopping for Stun Guns
    Lured to the sea by the promise of a champagne brunch ... and the SPANX-like effect of a borrowed wetsuit.

September 2013

  • Surf Lesson
    Lured to the sea by the promise of a champagne brunch ... and the SPANX-like effect of a borrowed wetsuit.
  • Selling Used Pregnancy Tests?
    Wanna buy a stick that someone peed on? NOW YOU CAN!

August 2013


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