Crack, Drunken Stupors, and Bobbleheads, Oh My

Of course I need to weigh in, albeit late, on the whole Toronto mayor scandal.  In case you haven't been following this closely, let me recap.  In May of this year rumors of an incriminating video surfaced of the portly Mr. Ford smoking crack along with a picture of him hanging in a hoodie.  By the way, Mr. Ford makes Bill Belichek look downright debonair in his hoodie on Sundays....more

Happy Veterans Day: Kill Any Babies?

 This post was originally published on Veteran's Day 2013 on my blog here.It had been a long weekend in the Texas sun.  The state guardsman reached for the refrigerator door and a welcome shower of cool air fell over his long military sleeves.Looking over the grocer's jugs of milk, searching for the best date, his hand lingered on a handle for just a moment.That's when he heard it."Kill any babies."...more

Veteran's Day: WWII's Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told

"Nancy Wake, "the White Mouse" and the most decorated woman of the 1939-45 war, disliked people messing around with her life story.  Small wonder.  It was an extraordinary story and an extraordinary life."...more
elaineR.N. Thanks, Elaine.  Saucy is a fabulous word!!  That is exactly what we need ...more

Editing - Cutting the Fat

Editing – Cutting the FatI just spent an hour with a friend of mine who is writing a brochure for a seminar. I am struck anew by the power in editing.Here are a few basic principles about editing that will serve you well – whether you are creating promo materials or working on your script....more

The right to die

Suicide law in Ireland has been a hot topic this year. Marie Fleming, a multiple sclerosis patient in the later stages of the illness, is seeking the right to commit suicide with the help of her long-term partner Tom Curran....more

Random Fun Facts: Saint Vincent College

Random Fun Facts:  Saint Vincent College Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.  ~Richard P. Feynman ...more

"What message do we send about the roles of women?" -Anna Quindlen

***TRIGGER WARNING***I breastfed Boots (my little girl) until a few days before her third birthday. I breastfed Bubba (my little boy) until he was two and a half. Altogether, I spent over six years of my life either being pregnant, breastfeeding, or doing both simultaneously.At this point, several of you probably think that I'm insane. Others might consider that quite normal. Normal breastfeeding behavior is one of those things entirely dependent upon your culture....more