"Got Milf? - A Mommalogue" by Sarah Maizes

"Got Milf?"  You should!  This is a link to the video of my performance of my "Mommalogue" (I made up that word...so proud of it), which I performed for "Expressing Motherhood" here in LA last month.Send this video to your girlfriends, sisters, aunts (yes...maybe even your own mother) and let them know it's time for Milf's EVERYWHERE to stand up and be counted!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYJ8PL6OxxI(F.Y.I., there is no inappropriate material contained on the video - but the language is a little "sassy")....more

Cheers to you, my "anyway friend"

Sometimes, those little television shows stacked up in my DVR queue actually teach me a life lesson. To those people who say TV fries the brain, well, with all due respect – you are wrong. Big time. Case in point: Maya’s wedding scene on Private Practice. Season 3, Episode 15. Sam, Maya’s father, makes this toast at the reception: ...more

I did bawl watching Sam, and I also bawled while typing this blog post. And again when I ...more

Friends in all the far places

When you are an expat, friendship is tricky. When you move around a lot, local friends are a rare commodity. Currently, my closest friends live in New York, Oslo and Bern (soon to move back to Florida)....more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

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My So-Called New Life

I have been waiting for this for months and now that it's finally here....I'm completely depressed.   I saw a whole new world opening up to me with the ending of my full-time position.  I'll get severence, I can get unemployment, and then I can decide what I want to do next not just settle for a job because I need one.   The feeling of freedom is/was exciting and overwhelming all at the same time.  I'm still excited.However....more

Interracial Dating

I had originally posted the following on my go-to site www.MIAMIurbanlife.com as a forum discussion after being selected to be a discussion panelist for a live community panel following an off-Broadway show for next week.While my main goal is to see the thoughts and experiences of my local community at first, I figured I would expand the discussion to the open web hoping some would be brave enough to share. I haven't received as much feedback as I have been hoping for considering most of my forum discussions usually take off right away....more

A Different Take On Interracial Relationships: Questioning The Motives Of Our Mates And Ourselves

Many of us live in diverse communities where we interact with a culturally diverse group of people, but because I work in the downtown core in a large, metropolitan city, I understand that for some their racial tolerance has a short expiry date, ending at 5pm on Friday afternoons. Once they get off the commuter train and reach their homes in the suburbs, that tolerance goes out the window. But in this day and age, I'm of the opinion that anyone who has issues with their children dating or marrying across racial lines should have raised them in a forest or under a rock. ...more

I think this article is interesting, but I think it's difficult to understand/connect with the ...more

What I Didn't Know About My Facebook Friend

Everyday Shakespeare http://www.everydayshakespeare.com   I met R. in Israel during the summer of 1998. I was doing research for my dissertation; she was studying Hebrew just for fun. From there, she planned to go to Bali. ...more

Please Help Tell the Story of Our Sex Lives

Many of us remember the day we first ran across Our Bodies, Ourselves, as something of a revelation; perhaps you even picked up the more recent edition of the same book focused on menopause. But have you wished your voice was in there too?...more