Every Child Is Our Child (RIP Noah Chamberlin)

Most of my writing is typically devoted to the portrayal of the humorous side of parental life; this isn't one of those times. This choice of topic is a departure for me, because it feels unbearably heavy, and I know that for some, it'll feel too ...more

Top 5 Reasons I'm Excited 'The X-Files' is Back

The time of The X-Files return is almost upon us! The show that was one of the first to introduce me to the concept of "shipping" (wanting two characters to be in a relationship) will make a six episode return, starting later this month. ...more

Why the Movie 'Concussion' Made My Sons NOT Want to Play Football

My kids have wanted to play football since they were little boys, and my husband and I have always said no. We allow them access to every other sport and hobby that they love. They take dance class and play on lacrosse and basketball teams. As a ...more

Exploring the Supercute World and Cultural Import of Hello Kitty

It’s a few hours before the Hello Kitty Supercute Opening Party at the Experience Music Project, and I’m having a moment of fashion indecision: should I wear my black-framed Hello Kitty glasses, or the white-framed specs? Since I wore the white ...more

5 Book Challenges to Kick Off 2016

Reading challenges are a great way to find new books, reach goals, and remind yourself to... well... read. It's too easy to surf blogs and play games on your phone in the evening rather than picking up a good book. Joining a reading challege will ...more

This Lesbian Supports Hillary Clinton for President

Let me be clear - if Bernie Sanders wins the nomination, I will vote for him. I will enthusiastically support him. No hesitation, no bitterness, no hissy fits. Just pragmatic decisions to keep the country moving forward. It is ridiculous to think otherwise. However, I think Hillary is the better candidate. And I don't have to explain why....more

Beyoncé's Formation Is Full of the Unapologetically Black Messages My Daughters Need

Beyoncé dropped that fire... I mean for a while I was NOT a fan. But I guess it's time I dust off my Bey Hive wings and glitter crown because she came out the woodworks with a mean black power trap banger.  I won't lie, I once thought Bey was vapid and aloof and not paying attention in her glass tower; apparently I was wrong. She let everybody know that #blackgirlmagic is real. ...more

Is Lunar New Year Finally Becoming Mainstream?

The San Francisco Bay Area is rolling out the red and gold for one its biggest events of the year. Not the Super Bowl (although I hear plenty of people are celebrating that, too). It’s the Lunar New Year, most often called Chinese New Year, which begins on Monday, February 8. In a periodic alignment of the moon and the NFL calendar, football’s holiest day also lands on the same weekend as the biggest holiday for many Asian cultures, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, and Vietnamese....more
Thank you! Happy New Year to you, too graceishumanmore

Descendants of the Sun Leads off High Profile KBS 2016 Wed-Thurs Lineup

I’m probably most interested and curious in the KBS Wed-Thurs lineup in the new year of 2016 K-dramas. I don’t necessarily think it’s the strongest works in the making, nor have hopes that ratings will be good since that’s totally … Continue reading → ...more

Ninja's Chinese New Year Goal

Happy Chinese New Year!!!...more

And In Other Super Bowl News . . .

There are so many stories.Terry Long, dead at age 45 after drinking antifreeze, in 2005.  His brain was later found to show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which causes mood swings, forgetfulness, insomnia and depression, often severe.  In 2006, Steelers team physician Dr. Joseph Maroon said that blaming CTE (and therefore, directly or indirectly, football) for Mr. Long’s death was nothing more than “fallacious reasoning.”...more

She Stopped Eating Meat, What Happened Next Will Shock You: The Vegetarian

Okay, I had to try the click baiting title, because it is appropriate for this book.The Vegetarian by Han Kang is a book told in three parts. In the first, Yeong-hye suddenly stops eating meat after having a disturbing dream. Her husband is concerned about this, not about Yeong-hye, but how her behaviour reflects upon him ....more

Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted: How Career Burnout Led To Writing My First Novel

The post Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted: How Career Burnout Led To Writing My First Novel appeared first on GangStarr Girl I started writing Bloggers Can’t be Trusted as a way to cope with my very first magazine job, where I worked under someone I’d like to refer to as Bellatrix Lestrange. It started as a series of morning journals...more

This Lesbian Supports Hillary Clinton for President

Let me be clear - if Bernie Sanders wins the nomination, I will vote for him. I will enthusiastically support him. No hesitation, no bitterness, no hissy fits. Just pragmatic decisions to keep the country moving forward. It is ridiculous to think otherwise. However, I think Hillary is the better candidate. And I don't have to explain why....more

Lady Gaga Sings Super Bowl 50 National Anthem – Nails It!

Lady Gaga, wearing a glittery red suit, stunned the world with her version of The National Anthem in the opening minutes of Super Bowl 50 yesterday. Her version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is now right up there with Whitney Houston’s, in my mind. If Gaga had dropped the mic after her gorgeous performance, she would have been completely justified! ...more

OJ Simpson on FX: Questions re Ep 1

 In Defense of OJ ...more

5 FREE YouTube eBooks

If you have been wanting to use YouTube to further your business, you will not want to miss out on any of these great freebies! Right now on Amazon you can download these handy YouTube eBooks for FREE! These are great way to learn how to generate revenue, improve traffic, and more ....more

A Viewing of Sensitive Skin

I recently had the opportunity to watch the first season of a new HBO Canada series, Sensitive Skin. I had read good reviews about the show and decided to check it out for myself, on Netflix. (I watched the whole season during a cold and dreary weekend.) Sensitive Skin is an adaptation of a BBC series of the same name. It’s a dark comedy that stars Kim Cattrall, who's character Davina Jackson is very unlike her notable role as Samantha Jones, that made her famous in the HBO hit series, Sex and the City....more