Per la mia famiglia a Gratteri. I dedicate this my warm and loving Sicilian family in Gratteri, who couldn't have been kinder to me on my two visits. And were nice enough not to mention that I changed husbands in between the two. (It's possible that they didn't notice.) Family legend holds that my . . .
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit is beautifully written, lyrical, unique and could be the best fiction I've read in a very long time. I downloaded this audio book so long ago that I'd forgotten it was a novel-- I was half way through it, thinking it was a memoir, when I discovered it was . . .
Lord knows, I needed a massage. Successful completion of physical therapy and continued workouts with Hot Trainer meant that my back was in pretty good shape, if a little stiff. I needed a massage. And I love a relaxing, therapeutic spa massage. But where? I've never had a good massage at the big . . .
Wandering around San Francisco's Union Square the other day, these pieces caught my eye. The artist is Fortune Sitole. They're scenes from South Africa. The artist aims to show the universality of poverty through his depictions of shack life. The pieces that included women were particularly . . .
It's been 110 years since abolitionist and women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony died in my hometown of Rochester, NY and 168 years since the suffrage movement began. I reflect on what's happened in those years more than you might think --and certainly more than I mention here. A couple of big . . .
It was rare for me to get excited about a mascara. I wanted to, because my thin, skimpy lashes need help. But most mascaras haven't delivered on their promises. Until now. I was THRILLED for Pacifica Beauty to introduce me to their new lash extending 7 in 1 mascara, called DREAM BIG. Let me be . . .
Are we over our romance with trans- people? I got to know my first trans- person in 1990, so you'll pardon me if I yawn through the gossip sites that cover every outfit Caitlyn Jenner wears or every breathless review of the Amazon-produced TV show, Transparent. That's not to say that I don't love . . .
I'm an author! Well, not really. I didn't write this book. But I am one of 45 feisty bloggers who contributed to this funny, inspirational and helpful anthology on life at...midlife. Ok, ok, I'm past midlife. But still. I'm feisty and I'm over 45. The pieces you'll read in the anthology Feisty . . .
Don't let fear keep you quiet. You have a voice. So use it. Speak up. Raise your hands. Shout your answers Make yourself heard. Whatever it takes, just find your voice. And when you do fill the damn silence. ~Meredith on Grey's Anatomy Some of us are still afraid to find our voice. Others . . .
Comics reached a new low at the Golden Globes the other week when comic actress Amy Schumer told the viewing public in a televised interview that her vagina itched. I decided to check the meaning of wit: quick and inventive verbal humor. Quick? Ok, that's quick. Inventive and humor? Not so . . .