TS Dickey

Author of The Making of a Prime Cougar and the PrimeCougar's Cub (www.tsdickey.com) and creator of the National Association of Prime Cougars

Four Years Later

Exactly four years ago today, I wrote my first post for BlogHer. In that first column, I wrote about the kind of father and husband Barack is for the girls and me. I wrote about how he would fight to build an economy that rewards hard work and responsibility, ensures a good education for all our kids, and improves access to quality, affordable health care. And I wrote about how he’d put in place policies that make it easier for women to care for their families without having to worry about choosing between their kids and their careers....more
First Lady Michelle Obama:   After reading your article, I was moved to comment on your words as ...more

Why Doesn't the Black Community Value Marriage?

Take a good look at this newly happily married couple. Notice something? See the baby bump? Yep, it was a shotgun wedding, but no one was worried about being wounded. Full disclosure: I know the parents of the groom. No way they were co-signing their grandchild being brought into the world illegitimately, but the truth is, that young guy is deeply in love with his bride. Here is another cultural difference that we just can’t ignore: while the out-of-wedlock rate is rising across the races, every other race EXCEPT for the black race values making babies within wedlock....more
W.O.W., Christelyn.  Actually, my mouth is still in that awkward O that the lips make when shock ...more

Can We 'Get Real' About Sex in Church?

A few weeks ago my close friend Tina called after a difficult week at church. Her pastor was preaching a series about marriage, and he was all about "getting real."From her perspective, "getting real" meant that he was about to talk about sex....more
Beautifully written, Alise.     One would think that the House of Worship is the place to find ...more
: Have you been called a cougar? What do you think of the term? http://www.blogher.com/dont-call-me-cougar-unless-you-want-see-fangs

"Mermaids: The Body Found": Stranger Than Fiction, Or Just Fiction?

Animal Planet billed it as a documentary. I caught wind of it on Twitter and immediately set my TIVO (or, y'know, the crappy cable company loaner I call a TIVO -- whatever). We put the kiddo to bed, and settled in to watch the two hour Charlie Foley piece Mermaids: The Body Found....more
Good Early Morning, Morgan;   I actually recorded Mermaid, The Body Found using U-Verse - which ...more