Anais Nin

Her erotic stories were sexually explicit, but not blunt, not coarse. They had plots, elaborate trappings, interesting characters in exotic settings. As opposed to formulaic pornography, her stories were erotic adventures. They were not, however, the embroidered bodice-rippers of today. Her characters were having sex as equals, each powerful in his or her own way. ...more

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Wrestling With Gender Roles

How gender roles play into a relationship is interesting to observe—either directly or indirectly. Traditionally, we’ve had fairly defined gender roles placed on us by society and culture. The man is rough and rugged and provides for the household monetarily. The woman is soft and emotional and meets the domestic needs of the family. Although there were some obvious issues with that setup, it was very clear who did what in the household. Each person knew what their role was and how they contributed to the family’s needs....more

I find this utterly fascinating from my perspective as a strong, independent lesbian woman who ... more

Sons of Anarchy: Where the Old Ladies Rule (Spoilers)

I love Sons of Anarchy. Even Season 3. And I will be watching the finale tonight. ...more

Yes, for sure, the choice of Opie for that task was perfection. more

Sons of Anarchy: Where the Old Ladies Rule (Spoilers)

I love Sons of Anarchy. Even Season 3. And I will be watching the finale tonight. ...more

I was sold on S2, and yes, like you, had some difficulty remaining loyal through S3 because of ... more

(INTERVIEW) Meet Science Cheerleader Darlene Cavalier

1 2 3 4 DO YOU KNOW WHAT A LEPTON'S FOR? What about quarks? Nuclear fusion? How about the Theory of Relativity? If all this science jargon sounds like, well, science jargon, it’s time you got a Brain Makeover. And who better to help boost your science self-esteem than a squad of Science Cheerleaders, a group of professional cheerleaders promoting science literacy one cheer at a time. ...more

I looooove this!! Where can I sign up?

I'm sure there'll be all sort of comments about the ... more

I Knew You Were Coming, Mama! The Smell of My Heart

Because you don't wanna miss it. That moment. There's just nothing like that moment.  That look on their little face when, after scanning the sea of parental and parental-figure faces, they finally see yours across the tangle of double helixes, all different sizes, all different shapes, all different colors, but they. will. always. find. you. ...more

I'd love to hear your story, one of those moments that just unexpectedly wrenched your heart. If ... more

My Son is Gay

If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to ‘make’ him gay, then you are an idiot. Firstly, what a ridiculous concept. Secondly, if my son is gay, OK. I will love him no less. Thirdly, I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off. If my daughter had dressed as Batman, no one would have thought twice about it. No one....more

You know what I've found most interesting in hearing the debates raging over your post on TV, on ... more

Mexico’s Bravest Mama: Town’s 20-year-old Female Police Chief

Being a student? Stressful. Being a student and a new mother? Double stressful. Being a student, new mother, and the police chief of a Mexican town laden with drug violence? Unheard of -- that is until now. ...more

And I don't even know you.

Be safe. Be strong. Wishing you all the best.

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I Knew You Were Coming, Mama! The Smell of My Heart

Because you don't wanna miss it. That moment. There's just nothing like that moment.  That look on their little face when, after scanning the sea of parental and parental-figure faces, they finally see yours across the tangle of double helixes, all different sizes, all different shapes, all different colors, but they. will. always. find. you. ...more

Thanks, Liza! Moments like this make me so grateful to be blogging. :) more

I Knew You Were Coming, Mama! The Smell of My Heart

Because you don't wanna miss it. That moment. There's just nothing like that moment.  That look on their little face when, after scanning the sea of parental and parental-figure faces, they finally see yours across the tangle of double helixes, all different sizes, all different shapes, all different colors, but they. will. always. find. you. ...more

Aww...Heather...so much appreciated. :) more