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Addicted to caffeine and kindness. Writer of same.

For those who imbibe responsibly but crack a lot of tasteless jokes.

A woman in a sequined dress lying on the counter holding a wine glass.
A woman in a sequined dress lying on the counter holding a wine glass.
  • When you’re home all day every day figuring out how to entertain the…


Is it the beginning of a bad day or just a bad five minutes that can become a bright memory?

My real-life coffeemaker  without a carafe, coffee spilled widely over the countertop.
My real-life coffeemaker  without a carafe, coffee spilled widely over the countertop.
My actual kitchen.


Black and white image of barbed wire to represent a boundary
Black and white image of barbed wire to represent a boundary
Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay


If you love the joy of giving, you’ve probably received a few gifts that missed the mark

Photo by Tamanna Rumee on Unsplash

If you do it right, a good pity party can be totally worthwhile.

Splattered milkshake and broken glass on a brick pavement ground.
Splattered milkshake and broken glass on a brick pavement ground.
Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay.

“I’m throwing myself a pity party this morning. V. lonely feeling. Any advice?”


Many people who’ve lost everything in a wildfire this year will soon be allowed to return to their property. Here’s how to tackle the seemingly impossible first steps.

A family searching for remains in the ashes of their burnt-down house in Santa Rosa in 2017. Photo: Barbara Munker/Picture Alliance via Getty Images


Have you asked yourself what you really want when you are able to go back to work?

Bright, clean office with plenty of space around the workstations
Bright, clean office with plenty of space around the workstations
Image by CecilKing from Pixabay


Hundreds of shopping carts lined up neatly.
Hundreds of shopping carts lined up neatly.
The taped lines on the floor to remind shoppers about six-feet of social distance is pretty much all the effort this store is putting into pandemic safety.

Tiffany Harness

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