Carine Fabius

A Conversation With Sleep

To my utter disbelief, Sleep decided to pay me a visit a couple of days ago. When the doorbell rang I figured it would be UPS dude delivering all the stuff I bought on Cyber Monday but, lo and behold, there stood Sleep, grinning like he hadn’t disappeared ages ago without leaving a forwarding address. Although I wanted to slug him (for some reason he appeared to me in male form), I had a lot of questions for the cad; Read More…

Tattoo Your Opinion

  Lately it’s been hard to avoid all the talk about the misogynistic ramblings of our Republican nominee—the things he said on that recently released tape, and the awful way he speaks about women on a daily basis. (Yes, I realize Bill Clinton and millions of men are careless, suspect and sexist in the way they treat women. I’m not talking about all those other guys right now; I’m talking about The Nominee.) But I’m a businesswoman, so here’s where my Read More…

No More Debates

I’m sure we are all very, very sick of hearing and reading about Donald Trump; like the proverbial train wreck, it’s been hard to look away. But after all the boorish chest-thumping and invisible cocaine-snorting and sweating and bullying on television the other night, all I could say was I am not watching any more debates. Why should I waste my time listening to a bloviating sociopath waxing dimly about his greatness? Trump denied, the next day, that he ever Read More…

What Did You Expect?

A black man finally snapped and killed cops in revenge for the ongoing murders of black men across this country. Yes, he was mentally unstable. Aren’t they all? The ones who crack, pick up a gun, a blade, a suicide vest? Still, it usually takes a perceived injustice to bring the house of cards tumbling down, slicing and cutting as it goes. And what do we call innocent victims of senseless violence and war? Collateral damage. Always despised that term, Read More…

I Have Opinions

Remember when having an opinion was no big deal? You would read about something outrageous like, well, just about everything in the news lately. Let’s pick a random story from last week: New Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte won the election even after saying he would have liked to be first in line to rape an Australian missionary who was gang raped and murdered during a 1989 prison riot in the Philippines. Or George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, decided to Read More…