What is the story, not you

Today's prompt isTalk about your favorite woman journalist either from print media or television. Why do you respond to the way she tells a story?From Barbara Walters to Robin Roberts women in news journalism have worked hard since the beginning. While getting access for minorities to be reporting the news to being a news story in itself women have long been great at getting the job done. ...more
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Take the long way home……. #1000speak

 “FISH and the Bus Driver, FISH and the Bus Driver, CHICKEN and the Bus Driver” – The school bus was a torturous place....more

Going to a Blog Conference When Your Blog is In-Between

I accepted that I would feel lost, insignificant, and of course, in limbo, amidst the sea of confident women who probably wouldn't care about me. Why should they? We don't really know each other. I've only related to some of them virtually and so we only "semi" know each other. We're in-between. ...more
Youve totally made me feel normal again. Is there's time limit in being "in limbo"? I'm headed ...more

Maybe use a Pink Pen?

So today's prompt is :At BlogHer University, we're creating a mini journalism school this month. Why (or why not) do you think women make good journalists?While I can point out several women journalist have made headway and been points of contention in the past. I will make this one a simple answer...A pen, keyboard, or pencil doesn't care what sex you are when you are writing or typing. ...more

What values most to you

Do you have a roof over your head? Even if you share a room in a house in the boondocks next to the lighthouse with a fog horn.Do you have food in your pantry? Yes, Top Ramen 36 pack does count.Do you have an education ? The online tutors on Youtube help a lot don't they?Do you have a job and transportation to it ? If you catch three buses and a train to get to your two part time jobs in the city and your commute is 3 hours each way....more

3 point turn

For today's Blogher NaBloPoMo Look back at history and choose the point in time that you think was a turning point to gaining equality between men and women...more

This Lady Sucks: Fanning The Flames of the Mommy Wars

Today I read a blog that just downright pissed me off.  It was a post called UNPOPULAR OPINION:  Being a Stay-At-Home Mom Is Not a Job, and the only credit I can give this woman is that she realizes hers is an unpopular opinion.  Otherwise, it enraged me so much that I feel I need to write my own rebuttal....more
I've been both working mom and currently SAHM, so I understand both sides.  I do feel blessed ...more

Would you like a cup of coffee?

In effort to meet the opportunity to open up my blogspace for Blogher NaBloPoMo as a conversation on my blog I would be remiss not to start this on Twitter too. So from 6pm to 7pm PST today my twitter handle @SwimPatricia will also continue this topic of :Women and Coffee I admit its not very original but, I will promptly place myself at a coffee shop to go over some previous noted thoughts:...more
BlondewithSilver that is interesting given the iconic versions portrayed in movies and tv.more

National Women and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

My Red ShoesWorn on the Air Malta Love Plane for Valentines...more