An Apology to Street Harrassers

Dear Gentlemen,Please accept my apologies for overreacting to your innocent attempts to "be friendly" and to your kind "encouragement" regarding my looks.I respect your goals of introducing love and improving my self-esteem in, what is too often, a cold, hard-hearted world. Why can't more men be like you?...more

A Phone Call at Buck's Rock in 1982 (or sometime around there)

So remember how we used to get phone calls at Buck's Rock? If we got them, of course.  Rachel and I didn't often, because our parents were at the camp with us, which was awesome for so many reasons, but not so much when it came to mail, care packages and phone calls, but extremely great for when we got sick or an injury or wanted a treat sneaked to us from late night Counselor Snack or, miracle of miracles, a pizza place from New Milford or just a hug or someone to cheer you on in the Watermelon League even if you were the worst softball player ever....more

Happy ANYTHING, Okay???

Modern Race Relations 101: A Primer for White People

courtesy of samurairacer.blogspot.comWell before the Trayvon Martin&nb...more

Sympathy and Advice for the Now-Infamous "Mrs. Hall"

Dear Mrs. Hall,...more

I Call Bullsh*t.

Apologies in advance.  This post will contain foul language, grammatical errors and abuse of parenthetical statements.  I am sorrier for the grammatical errors and abuse of parentheses. (If you have trouble with my using the word bullshit and other profanity, I have the okay from Norman Lear.  Good enough for me.)...more

Are Feminists the New Republicans?

This is not, I repeat, NOT a review of Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In."  So there....more

Leaving Gender at the Door

Interviewer:  So, why do you write these strong female characters?...more

Brave New World of Parenting

I am so proud of my kids.  Most people are proud of their kids, but this week, I feel especially proud.My husband and I did something very scary this weekend.  We left the kids home by themselves overnight.  It was my daughter's idea.Now, those of you who have declared us delusional and insane, please allow me to explain how this situation evolved....more

Go Daddy Inspires This Go Mommy to Go BYE-BYE.

Maybe I joined them because I had heard from others more experienced that their product really was the best available at the time.  Maybe I stayed with them because I had already paid for 2 years of my domain name.  Maybe I stayed because I had actually had very good customer service help from them, and had never experienced any difficulties with my site.  I've often gagged at their aggressively sexist advertising, but I am a technophobe, and the less I have to deal with the mechanics of my domain name, the better.  I gagged, but I swallowed....more
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