Who Are Your Favorite Stand-Up Comics of All Time?

A few weeks ago, we lost a comedy legend when Phyllis Diller passed away at the age of 95. According to family members, she died with a smile on her face, and why not? She had a long, trailblazing life doing what has to be one of the most noble and difficult professions; making millions of people laugh. This week on the opinion poll, we want to know who activates your funny bone. ...more
I am so over the foul language, the political agenda masquarading as humor, the referring to ... more

Gillian Mawson Tells WWII Stories of Guernsey Evacuees

Those who think the World War Two story has been told have not met Gillian Mawson. Little known but hauntingly personal stories from war evacuees gripped the former University administrator/researcher. She felt compelled to retell the stories of Guernsey Island residents ripped from their families and beloved island ahead of the Nazi occupation....more
@J_L_E Thank you for dropping by and commenting. The Channel Islands did suffer under Nazi ... more

Gillian Mawson Tells WWII Stories of Guernsey Evacuees

Those who think the World War Two story has been told have not met Gillian Mawson. Little known but hauntingly personal stories from war evacuees gripped the former University administrator/researcher. She felt compelled to retell the stories of Guernsey Island residents ripped from their families and beloved island ahead of the Nazi occupation....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Hi Robin, thank you for dropping by. I will be interested in Grace's book, ... more

Gillian Mawson Tells WWII Stories of Guernsey Evacuees

Those who think the World War Two story has been told have not met Gillian Mawson. Little known but hauntingly personal stories from war evacuees gripped the former University administrator/researcher. She felt compelled to retell the stories of Guernsey Island residents ripped from their families and beloved island ahead of the Nazi occupation....more
@MarilynChapman Marilyn it is indeed, so many families torn apart and few knew about it until ... more

Gillian Mawson Tells WWII Stories of Guernsey Evacuees

Those who think the World War Two story has been told have not met Gillian Mawson. Little known but hauntingly personal stories from war evacuees gripped the former University administrator/researcher. She felt compelled to retell the stories of Guernsey Island residents ripped from their families and beloved island ahead of the Nazi occupation....more
@goodgentlewoman Thank you for droppingby and commenting, I am sure you will enjoy the book. more

Chynna Laird, mother of 4, 2 with special needs, turns author

    Chynna Laird is a writer, psychology major and mother of four. Her rich life experiences and daughter, Jaimie, and son Xander who live with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder inspire her....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Dear Robin thank you, both Chynna and I wanted the piece to add value to the ... more

I Say We're Adopting, You Say...

Last week, I went over to my friend Katie's house to swim in her pool. I came in, dropped my bags and burst into tears, right there in her living room, wearing a swimsuit. The reason? I had just been at the school subbing that morning, and a woman who I'm sure is very nice in real life had said some terrible things to me about adoption. I do not understand why this is. But it's about the 90th time that it's happened to me....more
Hold the joy of expectation in your heart and enjoy your wee lambie when s/he is placed in your ... more

Amazing BlogHer '12

When I joined BlogHer in November of 2011......never did I think I would be attending the highlight of the BlogHer.com 2012 social season, the BIG conference in New York City, BlogHer '12....more
Love it - glad you had such a great time, this is a great summation... more

How Do You Feel About Music on Blogs?

Music on blogs -- you either love it or hate it. As A Rural Journal notes, people feel strongly about whether or not to use an autoload music player on your blog. Some people see music as a form of self-expression that tells the reader about the author just as much as the design or the content. But others dive for the mute button on their computer whenever they click over to a blog and hear the opening notes of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." ...more
Most music on blogs and You Tube videos is elevator music and as I am not going up or down, it ... more

Gillian Mawson Tells WWII Stories of Guernsey Evacuees

Those who think the World War Two story has been told have not met Gillian Mawson. Little known but hauntingly personal stories from war evacuees gripped the former University administrator/researcher. She felt compelled to retell the stories of Guernsey Island residents ripped from their families and beloved island ahead of the Nazi occupation....more
@Carmen S Thank you for droppingby an commenting, and this is a side of the war seldom told. I ... more