Leah Rubin is a St. Louis-based blogger and freelance writer. Retired from the fast lane of healthcare management, she is content to obsess over political issues and the general decline of polite society and proper grammatical usage. Although barely tall enough to ride the big roller coaster of life, she is never short on opinion or outrage, yet manages to maintain a façade of decorum and placid bourgeois stability. Rubin won the 2008 Erma Bombeck Writing Competition for her (some say) humorous essay “Legacy”. Read her blog at www.funnyisthenewyoung.com.