Calling All 30+, Married and Childless

I read a lot of mommy blogs, and while I enjoy them, I can't really relate because I don't have children.  I am 37 years old, married to a 50 year old man and we have no children.  We are not childless by choice but merely by circumstance. It seems to me like the only people who blog are:  (1) married with children, (2) single or (3) infertile.  While I fall in the third category, it's not something I want to dwell on. ...more

I used to not want kids. Now that I am over 40, I realize most of my friends talk about their ...more

Making Money Online

I posted to my Twitter account yesterday that I have had some money trickling in to my PayPal account this week, which is nice.  This isn't the first week I've had that happen, but I've got a few different sources that paid me this week, which I like. Here's what I do to earn a little gas money (or more): ...more

Trying To Quit Saving Money

I like to think of myself as a savvy shopper. Here's why: ...more

Here's Hoping

In 2000 I was a starry-eyed Democrat living in New York City. I got to do two really cool things that fall: Vote for Hillary Clinton as the Junior Senator from New York Vote for Al Gore as President of the United States. Hillary became a Senator, but Gore was (obviously) defeated in what became probably the most contentious Presidential election in U.S. ...more

Economics of Grocery Shopping

One of these days the Today ...more

Excerpt: Disappointment

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Last Chance!

This year's Heart Walk is this Saturday, November 1, 2008. Everyone knows someone affected by heart disease or stroke. I will be walking in this year’s Heart Walk in honor of my father, my father-in-law, both of my grandmothers, and many other friends and family affected by heart disease and stroke. ...more

On the Defensive

I've expressed my intentions on election day on my blog on a couple of occasions, as well as in person.  My intention is to research all of the non-Democrat and non-Republican candidates appearing on the ballot in my state and choosing one of those.  I always seem to get a negative response, so I'm going on the defensive here.  These are the responses I get: 1.  If you vote for someone other than Republican or Democrat, your vote won't count.  It will count to me, and fran ...more

The Starfish Story

This is a story my dad told me once when I was feeling down about something.  It has always stuck with me, and I was thrilled to find it in a usable format today. The Starfish Storyadapted from The Star Throwerby Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977) Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. ...more

Remembrance

It seems that there are some people here in the Internets who believe that 9/11 related posts should be banned today.  I believe that there should never be a time limit on grief, mourning or remembrance. To read my story, go here: http://www.xanga.com/cliopatra/356857/item.html ...more