Happy 80th Birthday, Gloria Steinem!

Gloria Steinem is turning 80 this Tuesday, March 25. Best known for her feminist activism — as a journalist, author, publisher. I like to think that Steinem helped paved the way for the work that we all do, telling our own personal stories as bloggers. Back in the 1950s and 60s, when “women’s writing” was often limited only to traditional homemaking and society stories, Steinem showed that women’s stories could include work like her expose of the Playboy Club or her reporting on contraception or abortion. ...more
I remember very clearly Gloria on the cover of Time(?) - saying that this is what 50 looks like ...more

Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper?

In his latest column, Washington Post’s Dana Milbank lamented that the youth vote, 15 million strong, who swept Obama into office have “abandoned him in his hour of need.”  With ‘his presidency on the line,’ Millennials seem to be turning their collective backs on the President’s health care plan:...more
@linemanpaul AnitaFinlay I don't know that we can generalize.  I've been speaking with ...more

On Your Writing Way: The First Step

Hello, everyone! Thank you for joining me on my, and perhaps your, journey to create the great American novel. I'll be posting everyday about my progress, writing tips, and some prompts or photos to get you inspired.Like all journeys, we must begin with the first step. That first step is preparing for The Idea. You probably saw that coming. You can't write without knowing what to write about. That goes for all forms of writing. However, you have to be prepared for The Idea first....more

Smile! You Aren't Breaking Copyright - Getty Images Now Free to Embed

The news of Getty Images is awesome for us bloggers. What news is that, you ask? They’re making a selection from their huge image bank available for free embedding.  Why is that a good thing? Because it’s legit.  ...more

Twitter to ABC Family: #AliceinArabia? WHAT?

On Monday, ABC announced its new pilots will include a drama, Alice in Arabia. Behind the ludicrous title is a plotline about an American woman kidnapped by her Middle Eastern relatives. And to complicate things further, the show is not just another ripped-from-the-headlines prime time drama, but a program aimed at kids and teens on the youth- oriented ABC Family channel. ...more
Not watching. Don't know what bunheads is do obviously didn't watch that either.more

Hear The Runway

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The Goddess Project: What It's Like to Cross the Country Filming Women

In the summer of 2012, Holli Rae and Sara Landas criss-crossed the United States in an amazing painted bus. Their goal was to interview women who, as they say, "are committed to transforming themselves and the world around them"—but it's clear that they also transformed themselves and the world they encountered in their journey. The result of their trip: The Goddess Project, a beautifully shot documentary film in progress. Here's a sneak peek: ...more
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Symbol of the Week: The all-seeing eye

For this week’s Symbol of the Week, I decided to go more topical with the All-Seeing Eye....more

Sorry, Mom: Your baby cannot learn to read

We love books in our household. Before our son was born, my husband and I read each other's books to learn more about one another. And, when our son came along, we immediately started to fill his library with books we could read aloud to him....more

A Writer asks a Famous Writer to Stop Writing Because–Why Again?

Every writer is jealous of other writers.  Whether it’s fame or fortune or talent, we can’t help but snivel a little when they become Them and we’re still just us....more