Why I Was So Disappointed With The Ending of 'Serial'

I like things neat. I like things to have clean conclusions. The ending doesn't have to be positive or even what I want as an ending, but I do prefer there not to be any lingering questions. After listening to the last episode of season one of the Serial podcast, though, lingering questions may be all I'll ever have. ...more
True, she's been reminding us, Sharon, but if nothing else, I don't see how this was the agreed ...more

2014 Women of the Year

Another 365 days has gone by! 2014 proved to be a year in which our online selves became increasingly merged with our offline lives, whether it was in the radical act of posting selfies, in binge-watching TV or streaming podcasts, or in determining what we read or how we teach our children. The common thread that connects many of the notable women of the past year is how they used their Internet lives as an extension of their work, whether they are entertainers, activists, or athletes. ...more
What about Elizabeth Warren?more

The Incredibly Cute Last-Minute Gift Guide for Cat Lovers

If you're like me, then you love cats and people who love cats. You also love cute things, and hate holiday shopping. Fortunately, I've done the footwork (paw work?) for you. These adorable kitty-themed gifts will arrive by Christmas if you order now—and if you've procrastinated to the very last minute, you can order some fun gift certificates to arrive via email. MEOW! ...more
That scarf and that comforter set!  WANT!!!more

Wonder Woman Wednesday: Christmas Edition

My kid made a picture of Wonder Woman for me.  http://chasingdestino.com/2014/12/24/wonder-woman-wednesday-christmas-ed......more

My Relationship With Buying Things And How It Makes Me Happy… But Actually Lonely

         “Save Money. Live Better” (Walmart) “Open Happiness” (Coca Cola) “The Happiest Place on Earth” (DisneyLand)         As a fish swims in water, we in the western cultures of the United States and Canada swim in water made up of advertising.         In light of Black Friday passing and the Christmas countdown on full swing, buying gifts for friends and loved ones is at the forefront of our minds....more

Why I Was So Disappointed With The Ending of 'Serial'

I like things neat. I like things to have clean conclusions. The ending doesn't have to be positive or even what I want as an ending, but I do prefer there not to be any lingering questions. After listening to the last episode of season one of the Serial podcast, though, lingering questions may be all I'll ever have. ...more
True, she's been reminding us, Sharon, but if nothing else, I don't see how this was the agreed ...more

2014 Women of the Year

Another 365 days has gone by! 2014 proved to be a year in which our online selves became increasingly merged with our offline lives, whether it was in the radical act of posting selfies, in binge-watching TV or streaming podcasts, or in determining what we read or how we teach our children. The common thread that connects many of the notable women of the past year is how they used their Internet lives as an extension of their work, whether they are entertainers, activists, or athletes. ...more
What about Elizabeth Warren?more

The Incredibly Cute Last-Minute Gift Guide for Cat Lovers

If you're like me, then you love cats and people who love cats. You also love cute things, and hate holiday shopping. Fortunately, I've done the footwork (paw work?) for you. These adorable kitty-themed gifts will arrive by Christmas if you order now—and if you've procrastinated to the very last minute, you can order some fun gift certificates to arrive via email. MEOW! ...more
That scarf and that comforter set!  WANT!!!more

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Songs?

As far as I’m concerned, there are two types of people out there:Those who love Christmas music, and idiots....more

Team Festivus vs. Team Treat Yo Self: Pick a Day for Holiday Survival

Alright, all you winter holiday celebrants. I hear your attempts at ho-ho-hoing, but I also hear a backbeat of something else. I hear you desperately trying to do whatever it takes to simply survive the holiday season somewhat whole and unburdened, refreshed instead of exhausted, and ultimately ready to embrace a rad new year. ...more
I am 100% Team TYS! (I can't survive the Feats of Strength for Festivus, and I like to by shiny ...more

Capricorn Sun & Winter Solstice – Together Again on 12/21/14!

The Capricorn Sun on Sunday December 21, 2014, is the official start of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and is the shortest day of the year. This Earth sign, ruled by stern Saturn, believes in duty, responsibility, and loves being in charge. Regardless of our actual birth date, we may all feel the influences of the ambitious 10th sign of the Zodiac and get a thrill directing traffic and telling people what to do. Fun for the boss, but maybe not so much for the employee? Remember to be careful with how you treat others, you can be authoritative with honey, rather than vinegar....more

Sweet Baby Jesus is a Marshmallow

Once again, I must salute one of the funniest Christmas blog posts it has ever been my privilege to read – Cavalcade of the Bad Nativities. The writer is no longer blogging there, but the site remains as a testament to her glory and mankind’s fails. Also, to witness to the world about the birth of the Baby Marshmallow Jesus. My favorite (and by favorite I mean the one I find the oddest) is this one: ...more