Mother Teresa - A Long Time Drug User?

My sister called me the other day and told me about a new book she read, Obama Nation by Jerome R. Corsi. She said it is well researched with lots of footnotes and it filled in a lot of the blanks for her, it confirmed doubts she had about Barack Obama. She knew I was a Barack Obama supporter and she wanted to know what I thought. ...more

Good job!

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This is my candidate!

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I find it hard to understand why it was so easy for the Repubs to impeach Clinton because he had ... more

"But Can't You Just Freeze Your Eggs?": Infertility Fear and the Single Woman

The yoga studio where I volunteer just started a six-week workshop to enhance fertility. Apparently this isn't a new idea. And call me - single, thirtysomething, would sure like to be a mom, why yes, me - crazy, because I thought for a minute that I might drop in, because you can't be too prepared when the time comes. But what if it doesn't? I don't know if I can have children, because I've never tried. And I've never tried because I never connected with a man who wanted to try along with me, and I haven't yet been ready to do it on my own. ...more

I turn 40 in less than a month. I have neither a man nor the "emotional and financial ... more

Learning the Lessons of Ugly Betty: Real Women Have Curves

For every advance we make in countering the constant drumbeat of messages telling women that, no matter what, our bodies are not good enough and that we should feel shame, hatred and disgust there are many more that reinforce the message. Hot on the heels of the Redbook/Faith Hill photoshopping outrage (Read posts from ClizBiz and Susan Wagner) and despite the previous positive response to Jaime Lee Curtis' More magazine reality photos and the Dove Real Beauty campaign, we are treated to the latest media message that real women's bodies are unacceptable. ...more

I didn't realize you had to register to watch the video. However, it is worth it. It shows a fat ... more

Learning the Lessons of Ugly Betty: Real Women Have Curves

For every advance we make in countering the constant drumbeat of messages telling women that, no matter what, our bodies are not good enough and that we should feel shame, hatred and disgust there are many more that reinforce the message. Hot on the heels of the Redbook/Faith Hill photoshopping outrage (Read posts from ClizBiz and Susan Wagner) and despite the previous positive response to Jaime Lee Curtis' More magazine reality photos and the Dove Real Beauty campaign, we are treated to the latest media message that real women's bodies are unacceptable. ...more

Thanks for posting this here. I can't believe they're denying it. I hope America will speak out. ... more

This is how our “mainstream” media treats women?

Check out this video clip of Chris Matthews, host of the MSNBC news network show “Hardball”: www.mediamatters.org/items/200708120002?src=clip200708120002 ...more

I don't think there's anything wrong with him thinking she's hot -- but how rude of him to ... more

Words in a Row: Shattered

A young man I know fell off an outcropping of granite this summer, fell eight vertical feet, fell into a six-week land of cast and crutch and exotic metal pins. Shattered tibia. Surgery. June plans as broken, as painful as his swollen skin. I wanted to sign his cast, the blue sheath that hid the parallel scars, but he refused my pen. "I don't want any signatures. I just want everyone to leave me alone." ...more

As always.

I don't believe in writer's block, or at least, I don't believe that's what I ... more

Words in a Row: Marty Cherryseed and the Good Bad Idea

My youngest son crawls beneath my gramma's quilt these mountain summer mornings. I brace myself to brave the scuffed pine floor in my bare feet as he flops on his stomach and places vintage comics on my extra pillow. I leave him to my warm bed, leave him to carefully turn fragile pages, to become a penguin in a starched tuxedo, a lump-headed dinosaur chasing foolish researchers in some forgotten rainforest. His older brother doesn't join us, doesn't wake until I force his eyelids apart with a sharp shake. ...more

I'm still trying to rip the memoir out of myself.

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The BlogHer Open Space Sunday

I am looking forward to facilitating the Open Space on Sunday July 29th at Chicago City Centre Hotel. For those of you new to Open Space or unconferences I wanted to let you know what to expect. In many ways this is like any other conference - there will be very talented people with a lot to offer. The main difference is that the agenda is created live the day the event happens. If you have a desire to speak, present lead a discussion - this is your chance - everyone can. You can post proposed topics on this wiki page. Here is how it will work (click on the see more to get the whole picture). ...more

Thanks for the explanation. I look forward to it!

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BlogHer Conference '07: So Much To Do!

Beyond all the programming goodness going on at the conference (Day One, Day Two, and in Second Life), there are a whole lot of "extras" and activities we want to be sure you're aware of. Many of these extras are sponsor-related, and we think they're pretty cool. For instance, did you know that you can earn $200 at BlogHer just for telling one of our sponsors what you think of them? ...more

I'm now officially extremely excited.

A Drivel Runs ... more

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