Hear No - See No - Speak No

What does it mean to have Free Speech? The first thing that comes to mind is that we should be able to say what we need to say, within reason. That’s the little editor in my brain telling me that we don’t just Say Anything! That could be Anarchy! That could mean a bunch of opposing views screamed at each other from rooftops and that could turn ugly and dangerous really fast....more

What Are You Running From, and To, and Why?

“All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” James Thurber, US author, cartoonist, humorist, & satirist, best known for his contributions to The New Yorker. (1894-1961)...more

Nature's Version of an Extended Family


The Beauty of a Woman Up on Her Soapbox Speaking Her Truth

Driving to work this morning, I tried to see how a raging Mother Nature could translate to something in an actual woman, and how that could be seen as beautiful. What occurred to me was the beauty of a woman on a soapbox speaking her truth with utter conviction -- a woman full of righteous indignation over a wrong that must be made right. ...more

I love that word - I love how it makes me stand a little taller. Thank you for your ...more

A Laughter worth every Dirty Sock

What a gift this holiday season has been to me so far! The part of Thanksgiving I treasure the most was the evening I sat around the dining room table with my 14-year old son, a 14-year old nephew, an 18-year old niece and her boyfriend - playing Balderdash and laughing so hard that we all ended up with headaches....more

Question for the Own Your Beauty Campaign - Am I doing this Wrong?

I have a question for the Own Your Beauty Campaign. I have been following the stories, and I even have taken several pictures of myself for the November Challenge. Quite frankly, I was horrified by how I look when I don’t try. Maybe that’s the point. Maybe this is supposed to wake us up. I don’t know, but this morning I got out my hair dryer and my hair iron thingy; took a few extra minutes in the bathroom, and I look like a million bucks. My question is: Is that cheating?...more

This is actually something I've heard a bit -- does "own your beauty" mean not wearing any more ...more

Beauty Tips from Picasso

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary,” said Pablo Picasso, and I wonder about symmetry being unnecessary to him. Picasso is one of those artists who has made a wild and important impact on the world of art, and yet, I will quickly admit that I don’t always understand what is so great about painting a woman and putting both her eyes on the same side of her face, her lips down on her chin and her right cheek up on her forehead. What is he trying to say, I wonder?...more

The Art of Being Alluring as taught by an Italian Waitress

Perhaps it is the familiar way she treats all her customers at The Steps of Rome in North Beach, the Italian District in San Francisco. She places a hand on your shoulder when she greets you, she touches your scarf to compliment your style, she hugs a friend who has come by to say hello, and takes him by both hands to spin around with delight. She is the most mesmerizing woman I have ever seen....more

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