Charity Muggers or Charity Lovers: What do you think of street fundraisers?

There are two kinds of clipboards. The kind my boyfriend likes using to interview celebrities and festival goers, which attract 5-minute fame-seekers like free money, and the kind I've been issued for my new temporary job, which makes even grown men jump into traffic-heavy streets to avoid me.That's the power I wield. ...more


As a parent, one of the greatest things in the world is when your child begins to talk. Before this point they are merely really cute mutes. At first their words are unintelligible. I barely grasped four years of high school Spanish but learned "toddler" within days. ...more

Once upon a time...

Computer, check.  Pens, check.  Notebook, check.  I have everything I need, lost in thought, anxious, because I am going back to school again.  As an undergrad.  Again.  In my late 20's.  All around me I see young 'uns.  Kids that were eight when I was a freshman the first time around.  A girl catches my eye.  She is wearing a silver dress.  SILVER.  With brown sandals.  A sorority bag is swung carelessly over one shoulder.  My mind lingers on that dress.  I'm pretty sure it was a cocktail dress, BCBG.  Two thou ...more

How Brava mades "Mangu" While talking about the Health care Reform

Hi Every one, my name is "BRAVA"; I want to take this opportunity to talk about diferent subjects, while I  give you recipes from my beautiful country Dominican Republic....First I want to tell everyone, please get informed,do not believe everything you see on TV (fox,mtv,etc.) or listen on the Radio ...Fact check everything...The new Healthcare Reform would help all americans, including the ones that are currently insured;The President must Pass a Bill that include a public option; which means a better coverage for all citizens of this land...Read do not ...more

Things I have learned in Life

Do you ever feel some days like it can't get worse, then it does? So it can't get any worser, right? But it does.. again.. I had one of those weekends, as a matter of fact I think I have ha one of those lives.. ...more

Soil Sisters Unite!

Content can now be found in the new book "Aging With Ungirdled Passion" on ...more

BlogHer of the Week: Attack of the Redneck Mommy

When we reach beyond the expected boundaries of the everyday we expect praise, perhaps even applause. The script in our mind may even play out a John Williams score, foreshadowing the risk or the sacrifice behind our endeavor. One can only guess at the music playing behind Tanis's latest ordeal, one that she took on in a heroic attempt at maintaining--even enlivening--her marriage. Anticipating the return of her husband from an extended business trip, she attempts to make their home a place of comfort and ... adventure. ...more

 sure needed that laugh this morning!




Recession Hair

O.K this recession thing is killing me. It occurred to me this morning as I was blow drying my expensive lowlights and highlights that we're apt to see some really bad hair soon. At $200 bucks a pop for a cut and color I’ll bet some women are deciding to forego the expense and turn to Clairol. I don’t know about you, but I can easily detect a salon job from a bathroom job. Usually the color is good in the front but the back looks like Halloween. I am wondering myself, as my business is slowing to a standstill, how long can I go before I have to do something about my dull roots. ...more

Baby vs. Female Lady Parts, A Death Match

I'm kind of a horrible person. People who know me best, know this to be true. Case in point, I think Father's Day is the absolute most bullshit holiday of all time. That is not to say I don't love my father, I mean he's okay and all, I just think Father's Day is lame. As a general rule I hate all holidays, including but not limited to: Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day. Christmas is just the worst. I could go on and on in an angry diatribe about why I hate Christmas, but I'll save that for December. Something to look forward to! ...more

All About Me

I'm new here and I think I'm in the wrong place cus all I wanted to do was submit my blog. Oh well I feel like writing anyway. I guess I'll bore with dumb stuff about me. ...more