Family Relationships, Love & Relationships

What being a woman means to me: A Writing Challenge

Being a woman has nothing to do with my anatomy or my hobbies or my sexuality or my talents.

Loss and Grieving, Love & Relationships, Self-Discovery

1000: Even deeper than I thought I’d go

We all suffer, in varying degrees and for different reasons - but we all suffer.

Kinkstuff, Loss and Grieving, Love & Relationships, Politics

The ol’ switcheroo

"Bear down on it," he ordered. I was naked and collared, on my hands and knees at the foot of the four-poster bed, around the leg of which he'd used a thigh harness to strap a large, purple phallus at the exact height required for my impalement. Just kidding. I'm not telling that story yet.… Continue reading The ol’ switcheroo

Family Relationships, Politics, Self-Discovery

Good Girls Revolt (quietly?)

I spent the day yesterday watching the one season of "Good Girls Revolt," an Amazon original that had sneaked under my radar when it was released a few years ago. It's historical fiction based on the real-life 1970 lawsuit filed against Newsweek by 46 of their female staff for gender discrimination. Only 10 episodes. Worth… Continue reading Good Girls Revolt (quietly?)

Family Relationships, Humor, Self-Discovery

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Thoughts on the TV show)

I started watching it for the humor and the silly musical numbers. No, wait...I started watching it because of her. Rachel Bloom. I'd become aware of her last summer watching an episode of Lip Sync Battles, and felt drawn to her persona. It's not often I look at someone and think I see a physical… Continue reading Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Thoughts on the TV show)

Love & Relationships

You’re probably not that weird

I had this idea about what college would be like, and it had very little to do with actual class time. In fact, I didn't really have a sense of the academic point of college until after I dropped out first semester. 'Cause the movies all showed a constant stream of parties, dating, and socializing,… Continue reading You’re probably not that weird

Family Relationships, Politics

Children of Sacrifice

I was listening to the West Wing Weekly podcast on my way to work this morning, as I do. In episode 2.13, they speak with Don Baer, former White House Communications Director in the real-life Clinton White House. He quotes a line from a speech he wrote for President Bill Clinton, given at the US… Continue reading Children of Sacrifice