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Three Reasons to Give On-Line Dating a Try

By Kristen Lamb Maybe you braved the last holiday season alone. And on New Year’s Day, you vowed that in 2013 you would meet your mate. But now here you are again, another Thanksgiving looming, then another Christmas, and so on, and so on… Believe [...]

Halloween–Time to Take Out the (Trailer) Trash

BY KRISTEN LAMB October is one of my favorite months of the year. Texas is a lovely place to live…most of the time. For about three months it can feel like you are living on the surface of the sun—hotter than the hammered hinges of hell, [...]

My Strange Addiction

By. Kristen Lamb One of my favorite shows is My Strange Addiction on TLC, namely because it’s one of the few times I feel super normal. I don’t drink human blood, lick my cat, drink nail polish or eat sand, but this doesn’t [...]

I Had the Nerve to Divorce Batman and Now He’s Gone Psycho

BY. KRISTEN LAMB Maybe I’m partial, but I happen to think that writers have the coolest dreams. We should in that we use our imagination almost more than any other field. Unlike film or music or painting, we have to evoke entire worlds [...]

Adventures in Sleep-Walking & Why There is No Cure for Cancer

BY KRISTEN LAMB I started sleep-walking even as a small child. To this day, family members tell tales of finding me (as a toddler) passed out in the laundry room. When I was a bit older, they’d awaken to me wandering around in the front [...]

Dear, LORD! I’ve Turned Into My Mother

BY KRISTEN LAMB Yesterday, I had a hard realization. I’ve officially become my mother. You know you’ve been there, especially if you’re a parent. You hear phrases like these come out of your mouth: “Because I said so.” “Sorry, [...]

Nothing Says “I Love You” Like A Dead-Mother-In-Law Diamond Solitaire

BY KRISTEN LAMB My family is pretty weird when it comes to the subject of “death.” And not like anyone is, per se, “normal” about death, but my family takes weird clean OFF “The Munster Family Scale” and [...]

Video Games—Friends, Family and Great Way to Find Your Soulmate

BY KRISTEN LAMB Seven years ago, my brother told me of this device called the X-Box. I was not interested in his silly reindeer games. Like many other Gen Xers, I grew up on Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Centipede and Pac-Man, etc. Yes, these [...]

A Plea for Manners from the Top Eight Gym Jerks

As a writer, I do a lot of sitting on my butt, so it’s pretty critical I make time to get OFF my butt and get a workout. We’ve made it a family routine to go to the gym at the end of each workday, and it’s simply amazing how [...]

Miley Cyrus, Feminism, and Unintended Consequences of Unprotected “Twerking”

BY. KRISTEN LAMB When I was a little girl in school, I remember learning about great women in history, the Suffrage Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, equality in the workplace and daring dames out demolishing sexist stereotypes. As a child [...]