With the News On My Mind, Can I Get Excited About the Emmy Awards?

My friend emailed me to remind me to make my Emmy predictions for our annual awards night pool. Money is on the line! Also, the all important bragging rights. I just can't get it up for the game this year, though. ...more
I actually was thinking about going camping this weekend, somewhere there is no social media. As ...more

Street Harassment: It's Not Flattering

Street harassment is a serious problem women face everyday. And some new TV commercials might make you think differently about it. ...more
CaramelRell *sits my son down for a talk* -Momomore

RIP, Lauren Bacall: Why She Was My Girl

We learned today that actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. Image: © Glasshouse/ZUMAPRESS.com The first time I saw her was in How To Marry A Millionaire, which my Dad had given to me on VHS. ...more
French Robin Designs I completely agree.  Katherine was one hell of a woman.  I can even hear ...more

With the News On My Mind, Can I Get Excited About the Emmy Awards?

My friend emailed me to remind me to make my Emmy predictions for our annual awards night pool. Money is on the line! Also, the all important bragging rights. I just can't get it up for the game this year, though. ...more
I actually was thinking about going camping this weekend, somewhere there is no social media. As ...more

'The Giver': A Gift to the Reader (and hopefully the movie goer as well!)

A little like the cover of the book displayed here, 'The Giver' is a muted yet deeply powerful book.A small story, with a big message for society, and our constant drive towards 'sameness' and conformity....more

Street Harassment: It's Not Flattering

Street harassment is a serious problem women face everyday. And some new TV commercials might make you think differently about it. ...more
CaramelRell *sits my son down for a talk* -Momomore

300 Is Racist, Ableist and Homophobic As Hell

I watched 300 last night, and recorded my reactions, which were slightly drunken and funny.  I have come to the conclusion that at minimum it is incredibly racist, homophobic and ableist, if not more (I haven't had time to delve further into all the horrible things I saw).  Especially racist.  Like, probably the most racist movie I've ever seen, and it came out in 2007, so these people have zero excuse of any kind. Here it is: 8-18-14, 8 pm ...more

What’s Really Behind The Curtain of a Male Strip Club? Joe Manganiello directs La Bare Documentary

[caption]La Bare documentary by Joe Manganiello. Main Street Films[/caption]My neighbor, Amy, myself, and K.Lo have been huge fans of True Blood since the show's first season. We have enjoyed talking about our favorite characters and our infatuations with True Blood male actors, especially Joe Manganiello....more

8 Ways You Can Pretend You Live in Downton Abbey

This random post is because I've been watching Downton Abbey like a crazy person over the past few weeks.  Many people would call it binge watching.   I call it rewarding myself for feeding the kids and doing the laundry....more

Death of a Celebrity

Most times, when I hear of a celebrity death, I feel a vague sort of sadness. A little sorrow at a wasted life if it's got something to do with drugs. It's sort of a passing emotion - like you'd feel for an innocent stranger as you pass a fatal car accident - and I don't dwell on it. ...more

Genie is Free

What a sad day. I grew up with Robin Williams. Mork and Mindy was one of our favorite shows. We looked forward to it because we knew we would belly laugh at least once... "Nan Nu Nan Nu!"To imagine now that this man, who was so extremely talented, could have been so troubled as to kill himself is heartbreaking. So many are touched by this tragic news. My daughter is in Disney World as we speak and her reaction was classic."Mom, it is so sad to have the Genie die while you're at Disney."...more

RIP, Lauren Bacall: Why She Was My Girl

We learned today that actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. Image: © Glasshouse/ZUMAPRESS.com The first time I saw her was in How To Marry A Millionaire, which my Dad had given to me on VHS. ...more
French Robin Designs I completely agree.  Katherine was one hell of a woman.  I can even hear ...more

Robin Williams' Brilliance Broke My Heart and Mended It, Again and Again

Celebrities are our Greek gods. We place them on their Olympus with great intention, collecting constellation stories from our stars, sometimes for a season and sometimes for decades. When life’s big events affect our players with marriages, births, deaths, addiction, tragedy, or crime, we take their stories in more deeply, and notice how their stories are woven fast against the cloth of our own lives. We look for ways to understand our own lives through theirs, because it can sometimes help us more than trying to look headlong into our own. ...more
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