7 Steps Bloggers Should Take to Protect Your Privacy Online

So we can either sit with our fear, give up blogging all together, or we can act in ways that offer us more privacy than we have right now. I thought it would be worthwhile to list a few steps I've taken and a few I plan on taking to ensure the most privacy and safety for myself as a woman on the Internet with an opinion that I can in hopes that it might help other people do the same. We've seen that this is necessary time and time again. ...more
Thanks for this! I personally decided to blog under a pseudonym and my husband has one of the ...more

Things You Should Think About When Listening to 'Serial'

There’s a new hot podcast out there right now that’s topping This American Life (for all of you podcast nerds). It’s Serial, a journalistic investigation of the 15-year-old murder of high schooler Hae Min Lee and her boyfriend, Adnan Syed, who was convicted and is currently serving a life sentence in prison....more
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The Time Radar Online Beat Me To The Punch

Okay this was a totally unexpected title to a post right? I know. LOL! ...more

What's It Gonna Take: A Mother's Thoughts on Ferguson and the Death of Michael Brown, Jr.

             Photo: Michael Brown, Jr., New York Daily News Yesterday I had my son watch the news with me, focusing on both the boy that was shot in Ohio, and Mike Brown's untimely death. He asked questions.  I answered.  He had words. I listened....more

Michael Brown's Killer Will Not Be Indicted

My dear friends. I am heartbroken to tell you tonight that Michael Brown’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson, will not be indicted. There will be no justice for the unarmed teenage boy shot 6 times by a police officer in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2014.  ...more

As a white, teenage girl I experienced a kind of privilege Michael Brown could never imagine

When I was 16 I was picked up for shoplifting, among other things, some makeup from my neighborhood grocery store....more

Batteries Not Included. Neither Are The Words

Let's face it. The Bible, and much of subsequent history would be a lot more entertaining if Moses had dumped his tablets of stone and, instead, come down the mountain clutching a coffee-stained newslist. Out goes adultery, in comes Confessions of a Sexy Lovenest. The only difference between the 10 Commandments and a news list is that one has divine approval, the other merely dictated by God. ...more

Don Lemon Joins Whoopi Goldberg in Using Victim-Blaming Tactics to Defend Bill Cosby Against Rape Accusations

Editor's note: NBC has cancelled its planned project with Bill Cosby after accusations that he has sexually assaulted over a dozen women. Yesterday, Netflix announced it is postponing the launch of his comedy special Bill Cosby 77, which was set to release on Nov. 28.—Julie ...more
I would venture to guess Whoopi is a proponent of the idea, "Stand by for your friends, wrong or ...more

Why You Don’t Have to Be a Good Feminist, Just Be a Feminist

“Emma Watson is a good feminist.”  “Katy Perry is a bad feminist.”  “Beyonce is a good feminist.”  “Beyonce is a bad feminist.”...more
I, too, like peter pan collars and definitely consider myself a femenist. LOL!  Love this.more

Photography exhibit lets you explore the world

I love taking pictures. I love capturing moments and memories. I love seeing others’ pictures to view a scene as they do and glimpse their lives. So I was very excited when my husband and I planned a date night that included a visit to Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Mich....more