I realize this issue drops at something of a moment for the City of Trees. By mid-year, Boise had experienced an earthquake, the Black Lives Matter movement and, last but not least, a global pandemic that did more damage to our culture, economy and politics than a tornado ever could. Someone…

Recently my friend Melissa reached out to see if we could get together. You may remember her as the friend this fall that ghosted me when she got a better offer. I have not seen her since that lonely Saturday night, but we have kept in touch via social media and texting. She met someone last…

Every January I do a vision board with my best friend. We collect a bunch of magazines and flip through them looking for pictures, words, and inspirational quotes to motivate us to make the coming year even better than the last. The theme of my 2020 board was love, travel and fitness. Conven…

Shortly before my last column was printed, X started reaching out again. I kept him at a distance because I was trying to focus on Ben. In the meantime, I started reading a memoir called Group where the author very honestly discusses the role group therapy played in helping her end her cycle…

A couple weeks ago my friend set me up with a genuinely nice guy. We have gone on three dates, he calls me on the phone, texts me every day, opens my door, and makes me laugh. After only three dates he says things to me that I have waited the better part of a decade to hear from X. Ben tells…

I had a couple girlfriends over for wine last weekend and we made an online dating profile for me. I let them choose my pictures and enter all my information as well as swipe left and right. As imagined, they were horrified by a lot of the options that came up. I find that married people tha…

During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his famous “fireside chats,” beaming encouragement to millions of users of a comparatively new household technology—the radio. In the City of Trees, Radio Boise has filled a similar role. That isn’t to say the station, howev…

You may have noticed that copies of Boise Weekly are in short supply, and that they're a bit thinner than they have been in the past. No, it isn't just you. I get phone calls from people curious about where the Top-10s went, the puzzles, this or that cartoon, or Rob Brezsny's astrology colum…


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