Six Promises to Myself as I Turn 40

40 is a big year for everyone, for me. This year I get to hit this milestone…HARD. I feel it in my whole being, a change, a sense of renewed interest in a life I've handed in for children who are getting older. This is my year and with that in my mind, I have made myself six promises.  1. You will not run a marathon. If you feel the need to, you will quickly divert your attention to a less stressful activity such as drinking a glass of wine or watching a movie....more

Mocking or Emulating: Teens Go Crazy for Kylie Jenner's Lips

Our First Lady is always keeping it 100%. Recently she said that her daughters Sasha and Malia were not influential, despite what Time magazine says.   They are not influential,” the First Lady said, laughing. “They just live here [ The White House] . They have done nothing to gain any influence.” ...more
This is very reminiscent of the "cinnamon challenge" a few years ago, and while not as fatal, it ...more

Solid, Sensual Taurus Sun!

On Monday April 20, 2015, the Sun moves into stubborn and determined Taurus. It has the Bull as its Astrology symbol, however, since it is ruled by the lovely, romantic planet Venus, this sign has several other dimensions. It can be stuck and immovable, but also, a sensual lover of beauty, good food and luxury. While appreciating all the comforts, the second sign of the Zodiac also wants us to be safe and secure....more

When Rich Girls Cry

A  Muppet?  Really?  Girl, BYE. When I saw day time talk host/singer Tamar Braxton weeping on camera over having been called “a Muppet” by a rival singer, I couldn’t believe it.  I mean, I tried to feel sorry for her, but, I just couldn’t get into it. ...more

FF - I heart Star Wars

To be fair, my answer to the age old question of, "Star Trek or Star Wars?" would come down slightly on the side of The Enterprise and crew. But Chewie and company still occupy a special place in my heart, and this new trailer gives me a new hope that the upcoming trilogy will rock -...more

New Moon In Aries = Active & Assertive!

 On Saturday April 18, 2015, the “New Moon” provides us with a great time to initiate projects and make changes. The Sun has been in Aries, the 1st sign of the Zodiac, since 3/20 and with both luminaries in this assertive, often rambunctious Fire sign, expect some volatile, combustible happenings. Beware of rash moves and acting/speaking without thinking, but since the sign is ruled by active, energetic planet Mars, you can take advantage of all that good aggressive physicality. Go for it! (But, keep the flame thrower in the closet.)...more
Keep the outbursts and explosions to a minimum, and you'll be fine! (And, anyway, you can always ...more

Why Is Titanic Still So Fascinating After 103 Years?

  Very early in the morning on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank below the icy waters of the North Atlantic and careened to its final resting place at the bottom of the ocean. Yet today, 103 years later, people are still as fascinated with the story as they’ve ever been. ...more

Being a SONGWRITER means you have to be a PRODUCER too

I come from a musical family. My father is in a band with his brothers since he was about 8 years old. My sister and I write songs. My cousin raps, and 3 other cousins sing as well. My sister Maria and Alexa can sing, I can sing too but not as strong. ...more

Starz, I've Got Your Miriam Black Cast Right Here

I just read The Cormorant, the third novel in Chuck Wendig’s dark urban fantasy series featuring Miriam Black. ...more
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5 Environmental Dystopias to Read for Earth Month

If I’ve learned anything from science fiction, it’s that Earth’s destruction is imminent. Worse, it’s probably our fault.Forget scientists and politicians—imaginative science fiction authors have detailed at great length all the various ways pollution and climate change could go very, very wrong for humanity. And if there’s anyone I trust, it’s sci-fi authors. From robots to the Internet to invisibility cloaks, they’ve been right too many times to ignore....more