Don’t call me ‘baby’

“Manners are a way of showing other people we care about them.” — Adam, Blast from the Past; Newline, 1999 In 1997, shortly after my one and only divorce and at 25 years old, I found myself in Albany, Georgia having to learn to pay bills, budget, feed myself, hold down a full-time job and navigate what is now commonly known as “adulting.” During this figuring-it-out, I met a local, then-middle…

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