We're Making History! A New Political Party for Women

Yesterday in New York City, Hillary Clinton Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, and Christine Quinn gathered to support equal pay for equal work for every New York woman. They were there to support a new political party called Women's Equality Party that's already received support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley, and film producer Jane Rosenthal, amongst others. Check out the list here: http://womensequalityparty.org/supporters....more

The Ottawa Shootings Can't Take Away My Canadian Identity

I was sitting in a Starbucks in Toronto when I saw a tweet that stopped me in my tracks. A soldier had been shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa—where I live. It was followed up by another tweet telling me that the shooter was in Centre Block of Parliament. I looked around … and no one was reacting. No one else knew. ...more
It was tragic and extremely shocking for our country.more

Why We Need to Push for Universal Pre-K

With the school year well underway, how many mothers have the pre-K programs they so desperately need? ...more
"This access levels the playing field for children from impoverished homes, affording them the ...more

We're Making History! A New Political Party for Women

Yesterday in New York City, Hillary Clinton Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, and Christine Quinn gathered to support equal pay for equal work for every New York woman. They were there to support a new political party called Women's Equality Party that's already received support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley, and film producer Jane Rosenthal, amongst others. Check out the list here: http://womensequalityparty.org/supporters....more

Donation? Investment? There's A Lot In A Word

Charity: Water Headquarters in Manhattan...more

Meth-Dealing Action Figures for the Kid in All of Us

 I don't want to break bad all over your Breaking Bad action figures, but who came up with the idea of meth lab action figures?...more

The Ottawa Shootings Can't Take Away My Canadian Identity

I was sitting in a Starbucks in Toronto when I saw a tweet that stopped me in my tracks. A soldier had been shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa—where I live. It was followed up by another tweet telling me that the shooter was in Centre Block of Parliament. I looked around … and no one was reacting. No one else knew. ...more
It was tragic and extremely shocking for our country.more

How I look at the shocking events in Ottawa

Yesterday's shooting on Parliment Hill sent the country into a frenzy.  Twitter and Facebook exploded with all kinds of truth, rumors and just-plain-wrong information.Certain Canadian broadcasters did exceiptional jobs of simply reporting what news there was and not sensationalizing things and I think that was brilliant.  However, it didn't stop some people from thinking the worst and sharing their opinions all over the internet.That's perfectly acceptable...except when others start to believe it and pass it on....more

Why We Need to Push for Universal Pre-K

With the school year well underway, how many mothers have the pre-K programs they so desperately need? ...more
"This access levels the playing field for children from impoverished homes, affording them the ...more

Get Out of Renee Zellweger's Face

After a 5-year absence from the red carpet, Renee Zellweger recently made her reentry into Hollywood.  And the crowd went wild. Her face is-well- different. She just doesn't look quite like our vision of herself, or how we remember her at least. But the onslaught of comments that followed her step back into the limelight is really quite unbelievable. Why do we care so much if she's had a little work done?...more

My Square in the Domestic Violence Quilt

PART 1Thirty years ago, I sat all night on the sofa in my upper flat, smoking Benson & Hedges, with my mother's green and orange afghan wrapped around my shoulders, waiting for my addicted, unpredictable, and sometimes violent boyfriend to pull up in front of my house, get out of his car, and use the key I had given him by mistake to come in and kill us all....more

Give Me Some Space

Where do people learn how to behave in public? Where do the codes of conduct, the moral principles that guide human behavior and interaction, come from? The answer to these questions turns out to be much more complicated than what meets the eye.To some extent, the answer lies in each person’s particular upbringing—clear lessons taught by mom and dad, teachers and school administrators, ministers and rabbis. Don’t take candy from strangers. Be respectful of others. Don’t run in the hallway. Treat others the way you want to be treated....more