If PBS Went Away, What Would You Miss? Anything?

In last night’s presidential debate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told moderator Jim Lehrer: "I'm sorry, Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually I like you, too. But I'm not going to -- I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for [it]." Which got us thinking: What would a PBS-free TV landscape look like? Which PBS show -- if any -- would you miss most? ...more
PBS is 80% of the totality of TV watching done in this house. I'd be lost, crushed, angry. more

My Love Affair With a Thing

Her name was Martha.  Not sure exactly why or how she earned that name, but it kind of stuck.  I got her when I was 17 – my senior year....more
We had a yellow Thing too. So much fun. Miss it. more

In Need of Retail Rehab

I have an addiction. Yes, I used to drink. I used to smoke. I used to be a two-bit version of Lindsay Lohan’s two-bit version of Paris Hilton. I can even still occasionally be found in a crouching position behind the washing machine with fudge on my fingers and a full mouthful of Funions. But while my newest destructive habit produces the same mood-altering rush and crash, it’s not dependent on any sort of substance or food. It’s an odd, unexplainable infatuation with spewing out money. Money that I most certainly don't have. ...more
Addiction is a chameleon. It's not about the chemicals you put into your body, rather the ... more

Street Pets

People asking for money on the street is unfortunately nothing new to any large city, especially in Manhattan. But, what is disturbing is what seems to be a trend in New York City to involve animals....more
They are all stolen and you need to report it so that they can be returned to the families that ... more

Think Pink for Spring!

I feel like I've been wearing waterproof boots for weeks ... and yet, I feel a slight glimmer of spring poking through the clouds. I've started getting emails from retailers highlighting floral prints and soft colors and pretty shoes and, though you may feel like it's still too cold to contemplate fluttery shifts, I've put together a few pretty pink things to make you feel closer to warm weather. ...more

It will not fit an adult wrist. I know firsthand: I asked my husband to get it for me for ... more

12 Tips on Embracing Adventure From Paralympic Athlete Bonnie St. John

For BlogHer's monthly series of 12 tips to help you Own Your Beauty, Paralympic athlete Bonnie St. John offers her best advice on this past month's theme: Adventure. ...more

Long ago in another life I skied with Bonnie out on Mt. Hood in Oregon during the summer! Yes, ... more

My Son is Gay

If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to ‘make’ him gay, then you are an idiot. Firstly, what a ridiculous concept. Secondly, if my son is gay, OK. I will love him no less. Thirdly, I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off. If my daughter had dressed as Batman, no one would have thought twice about it. No one....more

My nephew at 4, 5, 6, 7, loved girls toys and clothes, he'd dress up and play, he had a great ... more

After Allegedly Interfering in a Domestic Violence Dispute, Should Gov. David Paterson Resign?

New York Governor David Paterson yesterday defied mounting calls for his resignation amid fresh revelations from the New York Times about the efforts he reportedly made to get a woman to drop domestic violence charges against one of his close aides....more

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Domestic Violence: "If He Loved You, He Wouldn't Have Hit You"

Bullshit. It’s such a common thing to say, but it’s not true. Not always. All relationships are different, just like the people in them are. It is very, very possible to hit someone that you love. Love and violence are not mutually exclusive. ...more

It is my pleasure to voice my education and experience, all learned first hand from the very ... more

Domestic Violence: "If He Loved You, He Wouldn't Have Hit You"

Bullshit. It’s such a common thing to say, but it’s not true. Not always. All relationships are different, just like the people in them are. It is very, very possible to hit someone that you love. Love and violence are not mutually exclusive. ...more

Love is a verb, it is an action, it is caring and gentleness and consideration and never ever ... more

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