TV’s Traveling Chef

Anthony Bourdain continues to question other chef’s skills, write books and still has time to wander the globe in search of good food on his Emmy winning Travel Channel TV series, “No Reservations”.  Now in his 6th season, our traveling Chef doesn’t use the word “gourmet” – but, he does intone the word “simple” a lot. Plain simple French bistro eats, simple, fiery Indian street food, plain simple family style Italian food, and so on....more

10 things We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School

There are those lessons you learn from facing the fire and walking through it. Those things that you read and know will change the way you think about your life. This list is definitely an outpouring of the former, whether it will serve as the latter for you remains to be seen. So What Did We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School?*This is partly the advice we would give ourselves if we could go back to day one, an encouragement to those of us still engaged in doctoral and masters coursework, theses, and dissertations, and a chance to express the best of what we know to those thinking about embarking on a PhD or MA program....more
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Gravity Pulls You In: An Interview With Kyra Anderson

Seven years ago, when my two-year-old son Leo was declared "autistic," it was difficult to find books about his many possible futures. The most popular 2003 autism books from parents' perspectives -- Catherine Maurice's Let Me Hear Your Voice, and Karyn Seroussi's Unraveling the Mystery of Autism -- were tales of hope, but also of autism conquered and cured....more

What a great interview!  Progress with respect to autism supports & services will ...more

"Got Milf? - A Mommalogue" by Sarah Maizes

"Got Milf?"  You should!  This is a link to the video of my performance of my "Mommalogue" (I made up that word...so proud of it), which I performed for "Expressing Motherhood" here in LA last month.Send this video to your girlfriends, sisters, aunts (yes...maybe even your own mother) and let them know it's time for Milf's EVERYWHERE to stand up and be counted!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYJ8PL6OxxI(F.Y.I., there is no inappropriate material contained on the video - but the language is a little "sassy")....more

Defending The Cavewoman

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Indie Publishing: Following in the Footsteps of Indie Films, Music

This week the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference took place with session topics ranging from "Evolving business models in publishing" to "What readers want." Among the keynoters was Ariana Huffington, who said, "We have entered the golden age of engagement. Publishing needs to combine best of old and new worlds."...more

Tired of Keeping the Ship Afloat and the Captain Complains!

I don't know how else to explain today.  I have everybody coming at me at work and at home.   I am in the middle of a tug of war with four hormonal teenagers and one clean freak husband.  I love both sides to death but to come up with a happy median at times is a chore in itself.  What gives?  Can I just come home one day without having everyone charging at me?  One son asks, "mom can you drive me to...?".  My answer is, "hell no, I'm tired and it's a school night.".  My eighteen year old has a mind of his own that he runs the show and will not f...more

Going From Insecure to Secure. One Step at a Time.

As I read through So Long Insecurity, I had a thought....more

What’s a Fragmoir, Logline, Six-Word Memoir or an Elevator Speech?

In this age of short attention spans and shameless self-promotion, writers have to be prepared to sell themselves in short sound bites whenever someone asks: So, what are you writing? Memoirs Ink invite writers on their blog to try compression with a Fragmoir contest; Fragmoir is defined as a short (as in a 144 character Tweet) description of your life. An example: I swore I'd not kill myself if she stayed....more