How Do You Know That Summer Is Coming Where You Live?

Summer is almost here and the signs are everywhere. It prompts many memories of idyllic summers spent in my small rural town (Warwick) in upstate New York. My sisters and I would catch frogs and tadpoles down at the creek, and we didn't wear shoes from June through the end of August. I think we were channeling Tom Sawyer. Do kids still have summers like that, or have they all been packed off to science and musical theater camps?...more
Summer is coming because the nail salon was full with pedicure appointments!..Alas my winter ... more

BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year Submissions Are Open!

Four years ago, a lone microphone stood on an empty stage in a ballroom in San Francisco. A crowd of BlogHer attendees sat waiting, not entirely sure for what, as Eden Kennedy walked out onto the stage and began what has now become one of the most eagerly anticipated events at the annual BlogHer conference -- the Voices of the Year Community Keynote....more
I just joined Blogher this past week, does the post have to be one I wrote specifically for ... more