Resolve: Words Optional

Just when I was beginning to wonder if I was perhaps not a very nice person after all, that I was maybe the only blogger out there who was not feeling particularly sanguine, philosophical, grateful, brave, accepting, noble, etcetera and so forth, about facing 2012 with some sort of valiant resolve to be a better […]

What’s Wrong With Pink? Plenty.

There’s something in the zeitgeist. Not only have I and some of my sistahs leveled critiques at the color pink, and all the insidious gender bias it drags with it into the culture of breast cancer awareness, but I’ve come upon many other women objecting publicly these last few weeks about pink in the culture […]

Help A Sistah

Worthy Causes See this beautiful woman here?  I’m privileged to say that she’s a friend of mine.  Her name is Gina.  She’s a two-time breast cancer survivor, an author, an entrepreneur, a loving momma to her cat Fluff, and an all-around great human being.  And she needs your latte money. Where I live, the average […]


The sum of our parts Just last night, I found myself involved in several conversations at once.  They included discussions of lutefisk, reconstructive surgery, boring holiday letters, snail-mail, DADT, Iraq, oatmeal, foot fractures, blizzards, the Hallelujah Chorus, Bon Jovi, parenthood, divorce, and the winter solstice lunar eclipse that most of us didn’t see because of […]