No Reason to Reject the Ordinary

As an writer I’ve always hoped for a grander life, so that after I’d passed my prime or relevance, I could write a shocking, interesting memoir and be that cool old lady who had seen the world. Unfortunately, my life has been relatively average in most respects and average is what doesn’t get written about….


When I was growing up (not that long ago) tattoos, piercings (other than your ears for girls) were extremely taboo. I remember noticing guys getting their ear pierced and wearing an earring in one side and everyone would cluck their tongues and shake their heads, asking themselves, amongst themselves, what the world has come to….