The Whiners: Staying Friends Through Parties

They’ve been kicked to the back of restaurants for having too much fun. They go bowling in goofy costumes and give each other bizarre Christmas gifts just for kicks. Women Humorously Irreverent about Nearly Everything, aka the Whiners, have been hanging out together for 26 years — and the laughter is what keeps them going....more

How I Took Charge of My Life and Career

In February 2010, I was laid off from our local newspaper, my second layoff in two years. I decided it was time to take charge of my life and career and to stop being someone else’s employee, writing and publishing other people’s stories, and getting let go when the work ran out....more
This is absolutely encouraging. As someone who is flirting with the idea of ebooks, this is ...more

Strong Women: Sarah Bertram

This is the third post in a series about exceptional women in Eugene....more

Strong Women: Sergeant Kathy Flynn

This is the second post in a series featuring exceptional women in Eugene. ...more

Fantastic Female Movie Characters

Award-winning journalist and novelist L.J. Sellers interviews Professor Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, a film studies expert, who shares her top ten female film characters.As the author of The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter, Kathleen is drawn to “independent woman who hold their ground.” This list she says, “represents the range of ways strong and interesting women can appear in film and on TV.”...more

You mentioned a bunch of films I haven't even seen! Must put them in my Netflix ...more

Strong Women: Hoang Nguyen

This is the first post in a series about exceptional women in Eugene,OR, and was orginally posted at L.J. Sellers, Mystery/Suspense Novelist...more