Best Practices: Apologies and Non-Apologies

Sorry. It’s five letters and in a sincere context those five letters have more power than four. You can say it all sorts of ways. I am sorry. I am sorry I made a mistake. I am sorry I was rude. It won’t happen again. I am sorry. I showed bad judgement. All of these short and simple sentences are capable of ending an ugly situation. A non-apology often escalates a difficult situation. Non-apologies include but are not limited to: I’m sorry you feel that way. I’m sorry I thought …

An Indulgent Day

Who doesn’t love a three day weekend? I had little to do these last three days with the exception of one very important audition yesterday. Yes, I said it, an audition for a radtastic docuseries that I can’t tell you anything about because I don’t know anything about it except that I want to host it and they should want me to host it too because… because I said so. Of course it went well because all Hollywood meetings go well. Everyone loves you and is sweet and wonderful and …

Just Another Morning Where I Present an Emmy

It’s been a little bit challenging around here lately. Ever since the arrest of one of the local moms I’ve been given the silent treatment by a mutual friend. The feedback I get is, “you don’t need her anyhow”. But the reality is that I do and it’s a loss. I’m not even mad at her because the Grifter Mom is such a talented con artist that I’m not sure I wouldn’t believe her if I was in another woman’s shoes. Fortunately I’m the mom that spent a hour on …

Exploring Social Media: Viper

I don’t have a name for what is happening here online, I do know that strangers are coming together to form friendships and within the bounds of these friendships, actions are taken. I met Melissa once in Chicago and it was like finding your friend you’d been searching the world for. I didn’t need more of her than just those moments, nor she I. Melissa was recently in town for a taping of Dr. Phil so the kids and I met her for a quick dinner at Hollywood and Highland. …