9/11: Too Easy to Forget and We Can Help Remember

It sounds trite to say that we must never forget September 11, 2001.  It is trite I guess -- the kind of trite that comes when something is so true that there aren't enough ways to say it.  And of course that's what this is - we can't forget 9/11 - not really.  Sadly though we can let it become just another day like Veteran's Day where people sigh, think for a moment and move on. ...more

This is a great topic! I also just heard about the 9/11 Day of Service initiative. It's another ...more

Health Care, Netroots, Women and Pittsburgh: Definitely a Winning Combination

The formerly hyper-leftish political blogger conference formerly known as The Yearly Kos, formerly made up only of a tight circle of political bloggers, has blossomed into a far more diverse and interesting community.  Now known as Netroots Nation, they met last weekend in Pittsburgh, which knows a thing or two about working class life, and about tough times.  And, it seemed to me, the group demonstrated commitment and compassion different from that of the tighter, earlier community. ...more

MARIE CLAIRE asks: The Abortion Debate: What Would You Do?

The Abortion Debate: What Would You Do?  Holly Rossiter was pregnant with her second child when doctors discovered that, once born, it would quickly die. How could she bear to keep carrying it? Click on the headline above for the full story... ~ FYI this is a story I wrote that's in the September issue of MARIE CLAIRE, which I've also posted on my blog = http://followingmybliss.wordpress.com ~ and also at my main website http://www.JulietteDominguez.com both of which are listed on my profile page here at BlogHer.  ...more

The Music-Memory Connection

I read an article by Judy Jones* about boosting memory in general and it contains a fascinating sidebar.  The work of British psychologist Catriona Morrison is quoted briefly, and specifically it mentions her exploration into how music affects memory.  (link to sidebar below) ...more

Back to School Memories: Mademoiselle's "College Issue," Sylvia Plath and Me

It always amazes me when Staples starts running that "most wonderful time of the year" ad because kids are going back to school and their parents are so happy.  As we whose kids are grown and gone know, those summers are irretrievable treasures.   I was thinking about all that and suddenly, oddly in fact, remembered my own favorite "back to school" memory.   ...more

Loved hearing about your memories Cynthia! Thanks for sharing. It is definitely fascinating ...more

booty call

In the past ten days, I have had the pleasure of seeing the posterior of three different Frenchmen, each a complete stranger. ...more

I just got done reading "My Life In France" by Julia Child so I am somewhat enamored ...more

And That's the Way It Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite

The first time I saw Walter Cronkite in person was during the Chicago Democratic Convention of 1968. The one with the riots.  I was still working in the McCarthy Campaign then.  He was anchoring CBS coverage and some kind producer had taken pity on me and let me into the CBS suite at the Hilton. ...more

Hey Cynthia - I met Mr. Cronkite one time over lunch about a decade ago. It's a favorite ...more

Flash In The Pan - Don't Forget Your Underwear


"Always wear pretty panties – you never know who’s going to see them."



The "Death" of a Hero or Buzz Aldrin's Fatal Flaw

We went to the Musuem of Fine Arts, Houston Friday night for a talk and book signing by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. You know, he was the SECOND guy to walk on the moon. ...more

The Old Barn

I have set out by the fields, unnoticed and unused for about fifty years. The old house has long been torn down and removed. I was built about a century ago of sturdy timbers and with loving hands, the neighbors came from miles around to help with the building. I was so proud to stand up straight and tall, I even had a nice red shiny coat of paint, which has long faded. ...more