Popularity of Key West Songwriters Festival Did Not Happen Overnight

By 8 p.m. last Thursday, May 9, a tightly formed line of about one hundred fans stretched from Cowboy Bill’s down several blocks on lower Duval Street....

Resident Blonde Kirby Trahan asks: Better to have a clean house or messy memories?

By Kirby Trahan The Saturday morning scene: the house is upside down, dishes to be done, laundry to be folded and floors that most definitely need a good...

Saying “No” and Taking inventory of time and commitment

By Kirby Trahan One of my best girlfriends, Lindsey, blew me off for a year before we became friends. We’d make plans time after time, and time after...

KIRBY TRAHAN’S BEHIND THE BLONDE OURSELVES VS. OUR ROLES

By Kirby Trahan It’s 4 a.m., and I’m up for the damn day with my sleepless spawn. By 7 I’ve packed lunches, engaged in The Olympic Games...

Kirby Trahan’s Behind the Blonde on finding your match in “Mom Dating”

By Kirby Trahan Helicopter mom. Snack mom. Crunchy organic mom. Wine mom. Hot mess mom. So many types of moms. How does one find her mom bestie in...

Sorry Harmony Korine, We’re Not ‘Bums!’ A Key West Local’s Response to “The Beach...

As it turns out, we aren’t actually beach bums. Director Harmony Korine’s new movie, “The Beach Bum,” hit Key West more with the thud of an empty...

Kirby Trahan’s Behind the Blonde takes on body image, bulimia

By Kirby Trahan  I stare at my perfect baby girl, playing so innocently on the rug with her favorite stuffed doggie, no cares in the world. My heart...

Behind the Blonde: Local Columnist Strips the Veil of the “Perfect Life”

By Kirby Trahan My name is Kirby. I am a mother, wife, radio DJ, business owner, human. My name is Kirby. I am depressed, anxious and drink more than...

A fishing glossary of terms — “bull,” “bucket mouth,” and “swamp”

Hemingway ran with the bulls, Jordan played for the bulls and anglers are catching bull redfish in the Gulf! Bull redfish are the reds that can reach...

Super Spidey

I am a “live and let live” type of gardener although I have many times in these pages described how my backyard is trying to kill me...