Posts Tagged ‘advice’

Thoughtless Friend | Nursing Home | Name That Baby!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

A Lost Coat and Thoughtless Friend Dear Ask Micah, My friend April borrowed an expensive coat from me to wear on a trip.  When she returned home, she told me that it was missing.  Supposedly she had it with her at an outdoor café and laid it over the back of the chair, and at… Read More

Questions of the Heart

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Jeez, that sounds dramatic. By Paget Pizitz Well, Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you are all so in love that you fall down on Cupid’s arrow and it splits open your pancreas and you spend February 14th in the emergency room eating cafeteria food hoping you don’t bleed out before you get your dozen roses… Read More

What are Words For?

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

The communications business has done little to help us understand one another. By Paget Pizitz If you have a fleeting attention span, November’s column will be perfect for you. As I write this, I’m on a flight to Berlin to meet my friend Macreadie and his beastly Russian boyfriend, Dmitri. I sense that Robin from… Read More

Dressing Little Boys | Makeup Tattoos | Lonely Friend

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Dear Ask Micah, I am the mother of boys.  I always tried to dress my boys in the best clothes I could afford, but they always looked like boys.  My sister dresses her son up in the most feminine clothes I’ve ever seen.  He’s three years old and if he’s not wearing some frilly little… Read More


Monday, October 1st, 2012

Take it or give it. By Paget Pizitz I’m going to give a quick shout-out to Louis the cat because this column can’t seem to start without some mention of the feline. Last Monday, he ate the ears off my oldest teddy bear and threw them up in the corner of my bathtub. You know,… Read More

Wedding Trip Blues | Aunt Mom | Love Is Color Blind

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Wedding Trip Blues Dear Micah, My best friend is getting married next spring. She’s decided to get married in the Caribbean. I can’t afford a trip like that. She is so excited talking with us about the fun the trip will be and the whole time I know that I can’t really go. I haven’t… Read More

The Glamorous Life: Flexibility

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The Dance of Life Requires Flexibility. by Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. In fact, I would say that the majority of the time, even though things usually work out in the end, the journey there doesn’t exactly go according to plan. We don’t always arrive in the style we… Read More

Not Tonight

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Navigating the bedroom. By Paget Pizitz I’m writing this column after two sleepless nights. It’s amazing how sleep deprivation takes a toll on the mind. Monday I prepaid for gas and drove away without filling the tank. Nothing makes me feel more blonde than driving off only to run out of gas a quarter mile… Read More

My Unpopular Friend | The Negative Clerk | Stealing the Moment

Friday, August 10th, 2012

My Unpopular Friend Dear Micah, I have a buddy who is such a blowhard. He boasts and brags at every turn. He monopolizes every conversation and when talk ceases to be about him, he’s ready to call it a night. I am unsure as to how to bring this up to him. He’s making a… Read More

Party Time | College or Bust | Politic Wars

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Party Time Dear Micah, My wife and I run in a circle of friends that have higher incomes than we do. We are always going to parties where the host has hired waiters and caterers and sometimes a band. We can’t afford to entertain like that but its getting to look strange that we’ve never… Read More

A Heart that will be Broken | Handling Death | The Things We Say

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

A Heart That Will Be Broken Dear Micah, My daughter is obsessed with her boyfriend to the point that she turns against her father and me if we so much as say one negative thing about him.   Her friends have told me that he’s really a player.  They don’t like him at all.  She’s… Read More