Straight But Not Narrow

OnePinky sister, Sara, recently wrote this testimony in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month and I wanted to share it with you all: I like to say that I’m straight, but not narrow. I’m married to a man, but I can appreciate the curves of a woman just as much as I can the broad torso of a man. I might have a crush on Will Smith—but I’ve also had a little thing going for Rosario Dawson for a while (yes, Seven Pounds just made my entire year). ...more

A bat, a gun, a robbery -- and an inspiring act of compassion

A Pakistani shopkeeper who came to America 20 years ago is about to be robbed by a man wielding a baseball bat. The shopkeeper takes out his gun. The robber collapses in tears, begs for mercy. The shopkeeper, Mohammed Sohhail later said: "He started crying that he was out of work and was trying to feed his hungry family...I felt bad for him. I mean, this wasn't some kid." ...more

A little girl lived here.

I've never blogged before, and I dont think anyone can read this but me, not sure about that though. My girlfriend told me when she started seeing a couselor thats the first thing she told her to do (after charging 50.00 an hour which my husband wont be happy about) is to write a journal, so I'll write this journal and maybe the ending wont be the way I think, but if it is it will give me some memories to look back on. My girly is almost 15 months old. She is the light of my life. ...more

I can't imagine that!  Have you ever seen that movie Not Without My Daugther?  Please ...more

Vita's professional Boundaries

Monday, Sep 25 2006 Fair play & clear communication [Vita's Rules/ ...more

Americans are in religious flux - new PEW Forum study

Gone are the days when religious affiliation was an identity assigned at birth. The PEW FORUM on American Religious Life just completed another major survey indicating some surprising changes in the American religious landscape. ...more

On Torture

I've been following, at a distance, the "debates" on torture.  Since I'm in a race against time to finish (in draft ) The Doves by May 31 (I finished Chapter 19 yesterday), I've pretty much punched out of current events.  My husband, the writer Philip Gold, sends me articles he thinks I should read, such as this one on Russian death squads ...more

Marital Rape Abroad and At Home

A new national law in non-Taliban Afghanistan now says that unless a wife is ill, she is "obliged to fulfill the sexual desires of her husband." That is the law of the land, signed by President Hamid Karzai. ...more

I saw this a while back and think it's horrible. I didn't know about the case on Maryland. ...more

Afghan to Alaska: Who Respects Women Less?

The Twitterati loudly retweeted their rightful shock this past week as women around the internet e-mailed one another to organize protests against Afghan president Karzai’s signing a law a that allows fundamentalist Muslims to enforce Sharia, including requirements that women must submit to sex with their ...more

Old Turtle And The Broken Truth

My oldest daughter, Yuna, brought a book home from her school library the other day. It was called: Old Turtle And The Broken Truth I read it to her before bedtime and it turned out to be one of the most touching and beautiful children stories I have ever read. The pictures were breath taking and the story itself had me choked up while reading it. It was that good. ...more


Hey Folks! Our Fabulous teen group, MY FAITH ALOUD, has put together the first of many video blogs. This video is the first half of a blog on ten things faithful teens should do before having sex. CHECK IT OUT. SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS! ...more