Golf Digest Sinks Into Sexist Sandtrap with Paulina Gretzky Cover

*The following post originally appeared on my personal blog, "Beyond Lipstick and Petticoats: A Site Celebrating Women"* ...more
survivelivethrive  I think the LPGA has every right to be upset about this. more

Dear Daughters: We Live in a Place Between Peace and Fear

To my daughters, who with their ages combined, are 46. Though not without their own brand of youthful wisdom, here are few things I've learned and believe to be true, at fifty and then some. Credit Image: Andrew Kudin on Flickr...more
Very good advice, indeed! more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your September 2013 Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily September NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
For today's post I actually provide an opportunity for readers to volunteer - please stop by and ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your September 2013 Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily September NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
First post is up and running - hope everyone is enjoying this month's theme! more

NaBloPoMo September 2013 Blogroll

The theme for September is SERVE. ...more
Since I write about ways to make the world around us a better place, this theme is right up my ... more

5 Easy Blogging Tips for New Bloggers

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to meet for coffee to help provide some guidance on her newborn blog.“I’d be happy to meet with you, but you do realize my blog is awfully small and I’m not sure if I have a whole lot of advice worth sharing,right?” I responded.“Oh, pu-lease.  You’ve been blogging for almost two years now; surely you know more than I do at this point.”...more
@iwantbacksies Yep. 'Tis you :-) Did you turn your captcha code off yet?? more

5 Easy Blogging Tips for New Bloggers

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to meet for coffee to help provide some guidance on her newborn blog.“I’d be happy to meet with you, but you do realize my blog is awfully small and I’m not sure if I have a whole lot of advice worth sharing,right?” I responded.“Oh, pu-lease.  You’ve been blogging for almost two years now; surely you know more than I do at this point.”...more
@MarilynGardner Thanks, Marilyn! I love your voice - your blog is one of those I was thinking of ... more

Complexities of Coming Out: The Jodie Foster Edition

I remember the first time I said it. It was late on a Saturday night and I had just taken a shower and was staring at myself in the bathroom mirror and I said, "I am a lesbian." I had never been attracted to a woman and had never questioned my sexuality but then I was and I did and that's how I found myself looking into that mirror, alone with my realization. I spent a little time bargaining...maybe it was just this woman...maybe I was just lonely...maybe I was bored. ...more
Vikki, I wanted to stop back by and share the link to a piece written by one of my blogger ... more

Complexities of Coming Out: The Jodie Foster Edition

I remember the first time I said it. It was late on a Saturday night and I had just taken a shower and was staring at myself in the bathroom mirror and I said, "I am a lesbian." I had never been attracted to a woman and had never questioned my sexuality but then I was and I did and that's how I found myself looking into that mirror, alone with my realization. I spent a little time bargaining...maybe it was just this woman...maybe I was just lonely...maybe I was bored. ...more
So well said, and very insightful. It is my sincere hope that someday - within my lifetime - it ... more

My Top (And Bottom) Ten Christmas Songs of All-Time

As I was driving this evening, quite literally, through the holiday bustle, listening to the holiday music channel on my satellite radio, I started to daydream. Don’t worry –- I stayed in my lane. But I got to thinking about all the Christmas songs I love, and, conversely, the songs for which I don’t have quite as much cheer....more
Love it! And, I almost agree with you - except that many of your bottom 10 would make my top 20! ... more