Do you live inspired?

I’d like to be one of those people who carries a beautiful notebook like this one around and jots down inspirational things that they see and hear. (Don’t tell me to use an app, it’s just not the same.)...more

Just say “no” to video blogs

Admit it. You’ve clicked on cute dog videos. Or funny cat videos ....more

National Masturbation Month

Well, it WOULDN’T be. That is, if there were a...more

What is privilege, really?

The question of privilege. What is privilege and should we apologize for it? The concept of “privilege”–unearned advantage–has long been a staple of liberal politics ....more

Parents: would you let her teach YOUR kids?

Was there ever as crazy a “love affair” as that between teacher Mary Jo Letourneau and her now husband, Vili Fualaau?...more

The crazytown of prescription drugs

“The Mayor of Crazy Town is on the line for you.” Let me say it outright: I do not believe prescription drugs should be marketed to the general public. I don’t know what the government was thinking when they allowed that, since the only benefit could be to sell more drugs by drumming up patient demand. Patients, however, know nothing about pharmacology or medicine ....more

A personal story about gender identity issues

It was the early 1990s and I was doing volunteer work for an organization that provided services to people with HIV and AIDs. What we did was something called “emotional support,” which was pretty much just “being there” for the other person, our “client.”...more

Years are getting shorter

Don’t they? I got a text the other day from a 40-something mom I know whose daughter was about to turn 17....more

Sinatra: he stepped up

My mother was a bobby-soxer back her day and Frank Sinatra was her favorite artist. He was adulated by teens in the 1940s –oh, that voice, like velvet– and my mother saw him in concert more than once....more

Pacifica Beauty giveaway today!

Every so often I fall deeply in love with a product line and when I’m lucky enough to be able to do a giveaway for that brand, it’s even better. Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes by one of my favorite brands, Pacifica Beauty, were a real find for me and they might be for you. They’re a gentle face cleansing wipe infused with coconut water—and don’t require water at all ....more