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

How Women Are Changing the Humor in Hollywood

As the Golden Globes showed us now that awards season is underway, it is notable that female-driven comedies on the silver screen and TV are conspicuously outstanding. Hollywood mainstays like Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie & Grandma), Meryl ...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

Toronto Gave Drake a Key to the City in a Massive Case of Misplaced Hero Worship

Why has Drake earned so much praise--even a key to Toronto--even though he writes sexist and blatantly misogynistic lyrics? ...more

What Madeleine Albright Could Learn About Feminism From Beyonce's 'Formation'

As a 50-something feminist, I love Beyoncé. When Bruno Mars sang, “Stop. Wait a minute,” those flares shot into the sky, and the TV camera swung to reveal an all-female, black-clad drum line on the Super Bowl field, my heart rate zoomed into a whole new zone.“Alright, ladies, now, let’s get into formation,” Beyoncé commanded....more

Yay, 'Scandal' and HTGAWM Are Back — But, Wait, Why Can't I Remember What's Going On?

Good news, Gladiators! The grand Thursday night Shondaland #TGIT line-up is back in play, with Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder returning after a midseason's break. Fantastic! Pop some corn, aerate some wine, and get ready to pick up where we left of with Annalise's... um, hmm? I can't seem to remember what, but it was good.  And Olitz was hot and heavy with the...wait, or did that happen with Jake? Was there a cliffhanger? ...more
BLESS YOU. Wasn't Annalise shot in the chest? Because he was too excited? I've forgotten.more

Why JAYNE FURY wrote FREEDOM BOUND (an SFR serial)

I love everything to do with the serials of old like Flash Gordon and Tom Mix. They’re pulpy and full of campy danger. But I also love Romance and Space Opera. So I thought, “Why not squish my serial love together with a romance in a space opera?” Not too much of a tall order? Maybe?...more

Toronto Gave Drake a Key to the City in a Massive Case of Misplaced Hero Worship

Why has Drake earned so much praise--even a key to Toronto--even though he writes sexist and blatantly misogynistic lyrics? ...more

What Madeleine Albright Could Learn About Feminism From Beyonce's 'Formation'

As a 50-something feminist, I love Beyoncé. When Bruno Mars sang, “Stop. Wait a minute,” those flares shot into the sky, and the TV camera swung to reveal an all-female, black-clad drum line on the Super Bowl field, my heart rate zoomed into a whole new zone.“Alright, ladies, now, let’s get into formation,” Beyoncé commanded....more

Which is a good tarot deck to start learning Tarot with?

Which is a good deck to start learning Tarot with? It is a good question and this is a great place to start.Many tarot decks are ‘themed’ from Mythic, Witches, Victorian, Cats, Vampyres and Steampunk to name a few, so for these decks you really need to have a knowledge, or a particular fondness, for the subject in hand....more

With the Standoff Over, Let the Gardening Begin!

 Oh thank you Goddess, those people have left the Refuge. It was touch and go but they finally surrendered. The final holdout sounds so delusional that he'll need heavy medication and evidently pizza to deal with what's in store for him. I would suggest gluten-free pizza over the regular kind....more

Valentine's Day for Singles - Scavenger Hunt

 Valentine's Day for Singles - Scavenger HuntValentine's Day is nearly upon us.  An event that occurs this time every year, celebrated by couples and dreaded by singles, generally speaking.  Thrill of the Hunt has ideas to enjoy the day, no matter your relationship status....more

Happy Valentine’s Day - Astrology Hookups!

Valentine’s Day, Sunday February 14, 2016, isn’t just about flowers and candy. Its also about acknowledging delightful partnerships, a special someone. Remember that party Bar pick up line from the 70’s – “Hey, what’s your sign?”. It didn’t always result in a “you complete me” hookup, but,  it’s a great question if looking for “interesting” company. Astrology signs are grouped from Aries to Pisces – all 12 have a partner. Does it mean that the sign opposite yours is your “soul mate” – not necessarily, but, there may be undeniable heat, attraction and fun. ...more

Do you act on instinct?

One definition of the word ‘instinct’, from the Oxford Dictionaries, is ‘A natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking’ – instinct/intuition.  So this is something natural in us, and in animals, it would seem, and if my instincts are screaming that something is wrong – what should I do?...more

Yay, 'Scandal' and HTGAWM Are Back — But, Wait, Why Can't I Remember What's Going On?

Good news, Gladiators! The grand Thursday night Shondaland #TGIT line-up is back in play, with Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder returning after a midseason's break. Fantastic! Pop some corn, aerate some wine, and get ready to pick up where we left of with Annalise's... um, hmm? I can't seem to remember what, but it was good.  And Olitz was hot and heavy with the...wait, or did that happen with Jake? Was there a cliffhanger? ...more
BLESS YOU. Wasn't Annalise shot in the chest? Because he was too excited? I've forgotten.more