When Can You Start Calling Yourself a Writer?

Having spent time with enough authors, I assure you that no one on the publishing continuum (except perhaps JK Rowling, and I can't vouch for her) feels that they've "made it" and can now phone in the rest of their writing career. But Theresa's Tales of Teaching takes it a step backward, asking where the line is where one crosses over into that comfortable zone of feeling that they're on their way to... something. ...more
Theresa's blog is great for many reasons, including the fact that she writes about all the ... more

Bad Feminist Confessions: “I Just Wish I Could Be Thin.”

Despite what I’ve written about how the beauty ideal harms people (especially young women), I find it a lot easier to not judge others by the way they look than to avoid judging myself. Since I don’t admit on my blog that I, too, get bothered by weight gain or that I feel guilty when I don’t exercise, it’s no wonder that other people get the impression I have “great self-confidence.” Don’t get me wrong -- I do think my body image is better than it’s ever been before in my life and I’ve never been less fixated on my appearance. Still, that doesn’t mean I don’t also have plenty of days when I wake up feeling … well, fat. ...more

Don't listen to the mean people who criticized your appearance; there are a lot of nasty people ... more

If my wife gained weight… I’d cheat or leave. Am I wrong?

I defiantly don’t want to seem like a jerk when I say this, but I’ve always believed and held strong to the idea that if I married a woman who had a certain physical build when I married her and it changed into something else over time, I’d be driven to cheat or leave. This would be my conclusion, for a couple of reasons. I understand love in a marriage is unconditional… that I understand. But happiness is a condition of love and being attracted to someone for the rest of your life is a big part of happiness....more

It's not always because of laziness. Sometimes people become ill and take medication that makes ... more

If my wife gained weight… I’d cheat or leave. Am I wrong?

I defiantly don’t want to seem like a jerk when I say this, but I’ve always believed and held strong to the idea that if I married a woman who had a certain physical build when I married her and it changed into something else over time, I’d be driven to cheat or leave. This would be my conclusion, for a couple of reasons. I understand love in a marriage is unconditional… that I understand. But happiness is a condition of love and being attracted to someone for the rest of your life is a big part of happiness....more

Your post makes me think of guys on online dating sites who specifically state that they won't ... more