Tid Bits of a Life

Here's the story:  So I go to a new doctor, but first this pre-doctor sees me.  He's a doctor but he's not my doctor.  I'm aware that they call them interns, but that doesn't make it any less weird.  He takes all my information on a computer, which he seems like he doesn't trust and pseudo gives me doctorly advice, which I don't trust.  I'm aware it's called training but I mean we are talking about my body, I don't want some know-nothing studying it like a book. ...more
hfserrano I wrote about meeting someone as nutty as I am in "Crazy as I am" check it out! more

A Pill for Evil People

Seriously though, a friend of mine, or should I say former friend, called me a drug addict because I take medication for Bipolar Disorder.  It was around the time Whitney Houston died.  And I thought to myself, wow, she thinks I'm like Whitney Houston?...more
I know I'm not alone in being discriminated against and there is something to be said for that. ... more

Can Watching 'Family Guy' be Meditation?

I got up today at six o'clock to do some meditation.  Then I realized that I don't know what meditation is.  So I'm sitting here, with my eyes closed, wondering when "It" will hit me.  I used to get up at six on Saturdays when I was a kid to watch cartoons.  I was so engrossed, that, I have to wonder, is watching something as banal as "The Road Runner" a form of meditation? Then where do we draw the line?  Is watching pornography meditation?  ...more
You are right, it is a gift, but maybe a right, to have quiet time. We need to respect that for ... more

Mental illness: There but for the grace of God, go I...

She is in line in front of me at the Dunkin Donuts. It isn't that she has a bad odor drawing my attention to her because she doesn't have one, which is surprising.It is her oddness....more

You give a very interesting and descriptive view of a mentally ill woman. I guess my only ... more

Gay Marriage and The Pursuit of Unhappiness

I've become more liberal as I get older.  I think that the more 'spiritual' I get the less 'religious' I get.  And the more I think about things, things like marriage, I start to think that they are constructions of society, they are not necessarily 'natural.' ...more

Sometimes I think I'm anti-marriage as well, but if someone told me I couldn't get married ... more

Gay Marriage and The Pursuit of Unhappiness

I've become more liberal as I get older.  I think that the more 'spiritual' I get the less 'religious' I get.  And the more I think about things, things like marriage, I start to think that they are constructions of society, they are not necessarily 'natural.' ...more

I love the fact that you are a Justice of the Peace, we need more people that are not afraid to ... more

Sex: To Wait Or Not To Wait?

In real life, Charlotte probably wouldn't be friends with "Samantha because -- as early as middle school -- sexual experience is the dividing line among females. It's a value judgment that we hurl at each other and then teach to guys, in the hopes that he'll pick us instead of them. Why are we still making the expression of our sexuality about him? ...more

It's a really tough call whether to wait or not to jump into bed. I would say the best advice ... more

The Appeal of the Exotic Woman

"I haven't really been in serious relationships," he told her when he finally called her back. "Maybe that's for a reason. Maybe I'm not supposed to be here, but down in Brazil." With a Brazilian woman. She wasn't Brazilian, not even a little bit. What was she to do? ...more

When I was in high school a guy I had a crush on told me that he only found Caucasian women ... more

Tears Turn Men Off: Boo Hoo Hoo!

The Man Ray photo of a woman with thick mascara and tear drops scattered on her face caught my attention. The headline in the New York Times ("In Women’s Tears, a Chemical That Says, ‘Not Tonight, Dear’") made me roll my eyes. Before I endeavored to read about this most important scientific finding, I wondered, "Who paid for this?" At a time when budgets are being cut around the world, and human needs for basic amenities are rising, someone thought it was a good idea to study if women's tears turn men off? The waste of resources makes me want to cry. ...more

It seems like everything that we do today is measured on the sexy scale. Can we just cry in ... more

Elle Lightens Bollywood Star's Skin

If you picked up a copy of January’s Elle India, you’d see what appears to be a particularly fair-skinned white woman with reddish hair on the cover. But Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a Bollywood star and former Ms. World, is Indian. That’s not her true skin or hair color: As can be seen in any other photos of her, both features are several shades darker. It seems apparent that Elle took some offensive liberties with Bachchan’s photos. ...more

I am truly outraged! As an Indian American woman with light skin I have been told all kinds of ... more