Are Mom Bloggers ethical?

  Now, before you get your panties in a bunch, I am not against mom bloggers. I am a mom blogger myself and blog almost everyday at I created this entire web site based off some content I had read online about how “unethical” mom bloggers are becoming.   ...more

The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Still Dreaming?

This is the week in which we honor the birth of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King. It is a holiday that was, in the words of the song, "a long time coming." This year, we are calling it "A Day of Service," with the slogan "Make it a Day On, not a Day Off." It is a noble and appropriate idea. And who could not be thankful that members of the first family and the cabinet cooked food at homeless shelters and soup kitchens, cleaned trash up in a beautification project, and directly delivered food to the hungry? It's a good thing to do to really honor Martin Luther King. ...more

It is a source of sorrow that the quotes are still so relevent. This is the quote that stuck ...more

My Dear Blogger Friends: Be Nice!

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Animal Communication, Pictures, and Ethics

The Talk2theAnimals Blog offers a weekly animal communication practice session every Friday.  This has been a wonderful opportunity to Talk2theAnimals and practice individual animal communication skills in a safe and secure environment, your own home....more

Who's afraid of the FTC endorsement guidelines?

The FTC has completed its new guidelines for advertisers, guidelines which change the way it regulates endorsements.  The Guides, which have not been updated since 1980, are aimed at advertisers, but they will affect bloggers and other consumer endorsers in a way that has never been done before. ...more

Mommy's Clubbing Attire Offends Teacher

Let’s say you’re an elementary school teacher and your students’ moms show up to a parent conference in low cut shirts, mini skirts or tight jeans.  Would it be appropriate to write a note asking them to dress “discreetly” for conferences instead? A rather humorous letter was sent to advice columnist “Ask Amy” in The Los Angeles Times earlier this week…...more

Chatting with Helen Epstein About the Craft of Writing and Blogging

Share your thoughts about today's spirited chat with Helen Epstein. Related posts: Crafting literary non-fiction: an introduction  Bloghers: Live Chat with writing teacher Helen Epstein on the Art of Narrative, Sunday, August 23  ...more

I try to do at least one redraft of my blogs and many redrafts of my other writing.  In both ...more

Ethical Castaways – A Blog Noir Tale of Content, Respect and Responsibility

It was a dark and stormy night at the Castaway Bar and Grill. Mookie the bartender was polishing the beer into the counter top as he bounced to a remix of Baby Got Back and Feelings. You could hear the barflies drink gulps of regret as they caught threads of Twitter static. It gave me the creeps; watching them hope for redemption in the tweets of possibilities. And then she walked through the door. ...more

i had so much fun reading this. love and admire creative talent. and it was educational to boot. ...more

What's right and wrong with science

What's right and wrong with science? Sorry, I missed Wordless Wednesday this week, especially announcing my "comeback". You see, I was in Chicago for the holiday, working on one super-fantastic post - a reflective piece about outdoor education, outreach, and my work experiences with the summer camp - complete with cool pictures, when my hard drive crashed...Yes. It just crashed. ...more