Moms have been sending care packages to college students since, well, certainly since I was in college. Like most students, I loved getting a surprise box in the mail--it made life at college more homey. Besides, who doesn't love a surprise? If there's a college student in your life, you've . . .
Sometimes we forget how far we have traveled while we are looking ahead to the next steps. Good to lie down and remember what it took to get this far, all those karmic hoops we had to jump through, all those overcomings. Good to stroke our face with love and to remind ourselves how much courage it . . .
I love the way Deborah McKinlay writes. She could write a laundry list and I'd read it. Her first novel, The View From Here, was everything I love in a novel. It had fascinating characters, an interesting setting and a fairly complex plot with a surprise ending, at least to me. So it was with . . .
In a day when many companies are placing increasing distance between them and their customers, one company that’s doing exactly the opposite stands out. That company is Delta Airlines. Delta hasn’t asked me to write this, paid me or given me anything at all for this post. It’s just that recent . . .
It started with Mad Men. Well, it really started with Dita Von Teese, this 1950s retro thing. Because for a long time, no one wanted to look like a 1950s woman, and then? Poof! It was stylish. Dita brought it to mainstream attention and Joan Holloway on Mad Men popularized it. Oh, if only I could . . .
This is a paid review sponsored by Complete Solar Solutions. My own opinions, though, about something I believe in strongly. Solar panels are dotting the neighborhood and our daily dog walks allow us to keep tabs on installations. “We should check into it,” M. said the other day. Because the . . .
I love giving away stuff. I do. It's a bad habit because it can make people feel beholden. But I don't do it for that--I do it because it feels good! I subscribe to so many beauty boxes that I've now collected some cool cosmetics and toiletries. So many that I've put together five little gift . . .
Disclosure: All opinions (good and bad) are my own. I received no compensation or free products for this post. Don't let me fool you: I am a girly-girl and anyone who really knows me gets that. I like nothing better than to be knee-deep in fun clothes, fabulous shoes, silky lingerie, funky . . .
2012 floats up, up & away at midnight! We're closing off 2012 tonight, can you believe it? Well into the 21st century, our nation has yet to effectively handle its many issues. War, violence, poverty, hunger, economic, social--so damn many problems and so little progress. The only real . . .
The Book of Mormon musical won 9 Tony awards. The Book of Mormon musical -- the South Park-style take on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that's a big hit on Broadway --is coming to San Francisco soon. We'd been looking forward to it and got not-hugely-bad-but-not-that-great seats . . .