Do You Wish You Had a Different "Born-On" Date?

Have you ever felt that you were born at the wrong time? Perhaps you're obsessed with Victorian England or medieval times. Do you feel more of a kinship with Joan of Arc than Joan Jett?...more

Autistism v/s Asshats

As those who read me regularly already know, my eldest daughter is on the Autism Spectrum. Lilo has Asperger syndrome and it shows. Granted, it shows less than it did before we modified her diet and got her into occupational/social therapy for it … but it still pops up....more
Very upsetting. I wonder what the person is thinking about the letter with so many people upset ...more

The Consequences of Our Non-Actions

Y’all, the number of reported assaults by cops on black people for the heinous crime of BEING BLACK depresses the crap out of me. They handcuffed and choked a 14 year old black kid who was holding a puppy because he looked at them funny. They handcuffed and threatened a black firefighter for waving at them....more

Tattoo Discrimination It's not often you hear complaints of discrimination from white American men. It's not often they experience it here, obviously. The Sailor is though - for his tattoos. That sounds so stupid, but it's a real issue. It's an issue, because it can prevent him from finding employment after spending years serving his country.      ...more

What Selena Gomez Can Teach Us About Culture

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; but tell that to Selena Gomez who recently received a lot of flak for her Hindu inspired outfit at the MTV Movie Awards.  “The bindi ain’t a tramp stamp” I believe is what one author said in their critique.  Brilliant. ...more

To be Anything at All

Still playing catch-up from my blog posts on Australia...originally posted February 22 at ...more

How to Be Professional

What does it mean to be professional? That term is open to interpretation. When you're first out of school, however, you're not quite sure what to do. Here's a great list of 40 harsh realities and best practices to help you be more professional (or at least fake it) from Kim Z Dale on Listing Toward Forty. ...more
@30ishMom I wish everyone would post this in their offices.more

5 Ways to Help Kids become Globally Aware

We hear a lot about how kids today need to be "global citizens" and gain skills needed for the 21st century workforce.  But what is the best way to achieve this, especially for younger children?  And shouldn't they have fun learning at this age, without worrying about their international job prospects 20 years down the road? Here are some simple ideas to help you and your family become more globally-aware!...more