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"You'll never guess what Jess' dad offered me." Through the phone, I heard the freeway rushing past Tracie's open car window, warbling the sound of her voice.
 
"What?" I asked, sitting on the edge of our bed, short of breath from rushing my seven-and-a-half-months pregnant self down the hall to answer the call....

My son has a parakeet. He's a little blue and white one with black stripes over his back. Very cute. Also a bit of a sex fiend. He has a thing for one of his toys, and he coos to it, flirts with it, and mounts it, rubbing the base of his tail rhythmically and purposefully against it until some form of parakeet fulfillment is...

TMM returns! This episode features an interview with mom/musician Polly Paulusma. After two albums with Bjork's One Little Indian label Polly has recently released her third album Leaves from the Family Tree on her own label Wild Sound....

Garrison Keillor, longtime host of public radio's faux-folksy and down-home program A Prairie Home Companion -- quite possibly the only radio show that could withstand, along with the cockroach, a nuclear explosion and yet still find its way onto my local NPR affiliate -- authored a stunningly homophobic, ignorant piece in...

When I was 19, I was in a car wreck. As a result I had a spinal fusion that was successful for two reasons. First of all, I can walk and second, the fusion is in excellent shape twenty years later due to an excellent surgeon and prudent care on my part.
 
However; this puts me in a category known as "pre-existing...

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