I might not be sitting downtown in a railway station (Boomers will get the reference to the lyrics of the song) but I definitely support being one toke over or even under the line. Because, my friends, reefer is not at all as depicted in the famous old film, Reefer Madness. Not at all. The film . . .
Today’s hackers are attacking a variety of products – such as internet-connected cameras and refrigerators –YES! REFRIGERATORS! -- and using them to create havoc on the Internet. Or, as it's called now, the Internet of Things (IoT). Read consumer journalist Rita R. Robison's piece on The Survive and . . .
On the record We were two of only about five Caucasians in the sushi restaurant. I saw eastern Indians, Pakistanis, Chinese, Japanese, Latinos, Sikhs and so many different nationalities enjoying a sushi lunch in our very diverse city of San Jose, Calif. (Silicon Valley). I wore my new Love Trumps . . .
THIS IS A POST FOR WOMEN AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM My mother never talked about menopause. She appeared to slide right through without a single symptom that she mentioned--or that I saw. When I hit my late 40s, I noticed that my interest in intimacy had disappeared-- something that was very out of . . .
Homeless families really suffer in the Bay area. It's expensive to live here and if parents need child care so they can work, it's nearly impossible. Add to that women and children who become homeless due to domestic violence and, well, the problem is staggering. And not just in my city. So the . . .
You're always creating your life, every moment of every day. And here's a fact: At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end. That's right. Some of us can fall prey to fatalism, thinking that a particular outcome is inevitable. Not the case at all. We . . .
Vignette #1 I haven't watched or read most news since a few months before the election and now it's even more viscerally painful. So right now it's either the holiday music channel or the weather channel. I've never been as up to the minute on weather across the nation as I am these days. Oh, the . . .
Not many people write an essay in their heads while standing at their kitchen stove. But such was the case in 2010, when I was cooking regularly for a dear friend who was very sick. So sick that I thought she would die any day. I measured, poured, stirred, simmered even as an essay simmered in my . . .
Books. One of my friends has a holiday tradition--she gives holiday books each Christmas. I was lucky enough to get one. But I also have one you can give for holiday gifts. It's called Gnome for Christmas and it's written by my dear friend, Diane Stringam Tolley, whose engaging writing I love. So . . .
This is the piece I was supposed to post the day i went to Maui, but I didn't get to go. That story is HERE. Now on to the riveting topic of packing for Maui. Or any island vacation. A fashion blogger I know posted a photo of herself camping last week. A photo in which she looked completely . . .