My mother could not do anything without a TV running. She couldn’t cook, sleep, or relax without background noise. My knowledge of Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and CHiPs is extensive thanks to this particular habit. This also got my mom hooked onto shows in re-runs she didn’t watch first run, among them Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Big Bang Theory (that one still baffles me).

As a kid I wasn’t that way. I would turn on the TV to watch something, turn it off when it was over. In the summers that was the 2-hour block of…

Ashley Crosby

These are my attempts to decode the words and behaviors of others, identify harmony in dissenting opinions, and make sense out of our confusing social climate.

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