When the Universe comes calling on your wedding night

Voluminous white dress? Check. Matching satin shoes? Righto. A gaggle of out-of-town family members, copious food and drink, and the right tunes? Yessiree. We almost got the recipe right for the “perfect” wedding. Except I found myself on said perfect wedding night, round about midnight, standing in a hotel hallway, alone. With my aunt and…

Can a bauble get you through a tough week? Sure. Shamelessly.

I’ve never been a believer in talismans. You can keep your rabbit’s foot and lucky penny. I shake my head when a pro baseball player feels compelled to perform rituals before he bats. Does the tap to the forehead and scratch of the nose really play into his homerun stats? Doubtful. But I get what…