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
Yes Ma'am!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

Here We Go Again: Spark Joy

Marie Kondo follows up The Life Changing Art of Tidying Up with the illustrated guide Spark Joy. I found Spark Joy to be more helpful than the first book. It's still filled with some woo-woo ideas about what makes inanimate objects happy, but also some practical advice.What frustrated me about Life Changing Art was how she glossed over the category komono (miscellaneous) ....more

What Hillary Should Do Next

None of us is surprised that Hillary Clinton lost in New Hampshire. The polls and pundits have been predicting this for weeks. So it's done. What's next? As a very strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, this is what I think she ought to do next....more



My 2nd post on BlogHer - Tarotscopes for February

As the evening descends here in England, I realise many people across the world are waking up to a new day.Many of us will have issues to deal with, and problems to solve, or maybe even just need an incentive to appreciate what we have around us.That is why I thought I would post my recent Tarotscopes here for you to have a look at - a Tarotscope is very like a horoscope, but it is a tarot reading for the month ahead based on your star sign....more


Dear Valentine’s Day, here you are again sneaking up on me like a nasty bout of pneumonia with your onslaught of overstuffed teddy bears lining store shelves, and non-stop John Legend songs at every turn.  The time of the year when my sense of all things singledom skyrocket.  Therefore, I become a raving lunatic.  ...more
Interessting, but not what I thought.  I was expecting tips for the single on v-day, but it was ...more

Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid Premieres to Biggest Domestic Movie Opening in China

All hail Asian box office legend Stephen Chow – it’s incredible how he has reigned over the Asian box office for three decades now and done it through transformation from leading actor to producer and then director. This past weekend … Continue reading → ...more

Kanye West – ‘Bill Cosby is Innocent!’ – Sarah Silverman Fights Back

Kanye West says Bill Cosby is innocent. Sarah Silverman is having none of it. Kanye West – the king of saying dumb things – is just two days away from the release of his new album ....more

10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History

If you know your history, then you would know where you're coming from.- Bob Marley, Buffalo Soilder...more

Odd Vegas Tourist Attractions

Yes, this is actually the wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. It has been reassembled in the Mob Museum ....more