Why I Stay Home

I have another one of those social thingies to go to tonight. I was all hot-to-trot when I first heard about it, drinks at an Irish pub downtown, 6-8pm. I planned the 'when shall I wash my hair, do my nails' around it--all the girly stuff that makes going out an anticipatory blowout. But now that the 'witching hour is drawing nigh, I'm all--eh, meh, and bleh. ...more

Mental Illness: When We Can't Make Sense of the Senseless

There is no hard and fast test for mental illness. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which is the bible of the mental health field, can do no more than categorize the propensity for certain symptoms as being probably indicative of certain conditions. If the fellow down the street has at least two of the following-delusions, hallucinations, odd speech, odd behavior, or seems emotionless-chances are he may be schizophrenic. Or maybe not. ...more

MidLife Bloggers - We're Here!

There's a conversation going on at BlogHer that I've been having with myself for more than a year: Where are all the middle-aged women bloggers? | BlogHer? Cecelia over at MetaFootnotes started it several weeks ago when she introduced herself to BlogHer. She wrote about trying to find "a voice that I want to hear." That voice is of a woman in her midlife (fill in the age range yourself; these days when ...more

Best thing I ever did!  I started my blog to chronicle my daily life pre- and post - 50.  I find ...more

Mrs. Stone Goes to Rome - How does she do it?

This is a post about what happens when you want to travel and your better half doesn't because: ...more

I'm a huge fan of couchsurfing and globalfreeloaders. But for those wanting a bit more ...more

Why Barack Obama Does Not Get My Vote

No I’m not jumping on the bandwagon, for a number of reasons: 1. I’m not a bandwagon jumper. I have, in fact, something of an antipathy to bandwagons. But I’m aware of that and thus when a bandwagon approaches, I try to be very clear on where my reasoning is sound and where it is not. ...more

I am just not getting this whole mess I keep hearing from both sides.  Bandwagon?  If there ...more

BlogHer '07: At Last A World Of, By, and For All Women

I just put up my first post about BlogHer '07 at http://byjane.blogspot.com Or should I have posted it here? Ah, confusion, conflict, etcetcetc. Tell me what you think! By Jane byjane.blogspot.com ...more

Comments Not Going Through-- anyone else having trouble?

The past couple of days, I have had trouble getting my comments to post. This morning I wrote a rather long response, hit publish--and my comment seems to have disappeared into the ether! Is this happening to anyone else? ...more

There have been some reports of server slowness and CEs not being able to access the site. It ...more

Non-Mom's Blog

are we done with our research? Are there enough of us to put together a community blog? Are you interested? If so, let me know either here or email me at byjane73@yahoo.com I think we've got a lot to say and a lot to offer each other. ...more

I'm interested in participating in a Non-Mom's blog...as long as you don't mind a newbie to the ...more