"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." -Winston ChurchillWho are you? What makes you, you?Depending on who you consult, the answer varies.Are you:what you eat?what you wear?what you know?what you say?your thoughts?your actions?the face you show the world?what other people think you are?what you think you are?what you love?who you love?...more
I usually don't have much to say about celebrities and their nude photos, serial marriages, sex tapes, dubious diet plans, and questionable expertise on scientific and medical issues. But I want to say something about the actress Jennifer Lawrence and her nude photos, which, if you haven't heard, were stolen when someone hacked the cloud-based service on which she had stored them. (Read more here.)...more
Most people have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It is a charity effort that has gone viral on the Internet. I was recently tagged for this challenge. I only swim in heated pools, and a cold shower sounds like torture to me - so I really had to muster up enough courage to participate. ...more
Why is everyone saying that the nude photos published this weekend were "leaked?" Does mis-naming horrible things make us feel better about them? Leaking information to the press may happen in politics or business, but that's not what happened here.
I know that a lot of people – including moms! – still have to work, I hope everyone here in the USA is having a good Labor Day. For my peeps overseas, I hope you are having a nice regular day!However, being the progressive liberal that I am, I cannot help but offer up a reminder that, like Memorial Day, this holiday marks something for which people died....more
Unsolved murders are becoming more consistent than the murders police are actually able to solve. We watch the news, wait for the updates of possible suspects (assuming police can keep from tripping over each other in the field, and take a hard look at the facts before them) but nothing. When suspects are brought in, we watch the headlines hoping these monsters have been taken off the street, only to find they've just hit a dead end. This couldn't be more true than with the murder of Elizabeth Short; AKA, The Black Dahlia....more
My news feed has been taken over by friends and family participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge. I'm impressed by the sheer number of individuals who have stepped up and learned something about ALS, donated, or dumped a bucket of ice water on their heads in solidarity. It's really cool to see so many people rally for one cause.
But I have not participated.