Love Is Not a Pie

When I tell people that I have developed a good relationship with my daughter’s biological mother and am feeling very positive about the efforts my husband and I have been making to include her more in our lives as an extended family member, they almost always respond with some version of the following: “Wow, that’s great! But aren’t you afraid …” This is followed by the expression of various concerns that naturally arise....more

Your story reminds me of the ideal romcom, the kind of movie that sweetly portrays ideal lives ... more

When Dressing to Flatter Doesn’t Mean ‘Dressing to Look Thin’

As much as I write about the Duchess of Cambridge, I also am a fan of Christina Hendricks. Yes, I’m a Mad Men devotee, but has there ever been an actress in recent times where her body was discussed so much?...more

>Throughout history, women with womanly figures were considered beautiful. It’s only been since ... more

How to Shuck an Oyster

When my parents were in town last month, we had to stop by our favorite grocery spot, Chelsea Market. We headed over to The Lobster Place, because I was making tequila marinated shrimp and fish tacos. My dad, however, stopped in his tracks when we walked past the vast display of oysters.  ...more

Tipping the Velvet is indeed an awesome book by Sarah Waters (published by Virago Press in the ... more

How to Shuck an Oyster

When my parents were in town last month, we had to stop by our favorite grocery spot, Chelsea Market. We headed over to The Lobster Place, because I was making tequila marinated shrimp and fish tacos. My dad, however, stopped in his tracks when we walked past the vast display of oysters.  ...more

Thank you for the detailed heads-up!
Yet I can't believe there is no reference to "Tipping the ... more