Merriam-Webster defines feminism as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” I’d like to expand that definition to acknowledge the essentialness of a woman’s right to make choices, in practice not only in theory, free from the judgment of others who identify as feminist. Contradictory as it seems, my husband and I… Continue reading Getting The Wrinkles Out Of Feminism
They say rainbows signify good luck and fortune, that you’re on the right path. Today a rainbow showed me the opposite. As I ushered my daughters, Delilah, 7, and Rowan, 1, out the door ahead of our morning commute to the eldest’s elementary school, Delilah remarked of the yellowish tint to the sky—a tinge I’ve always likened… Continue reading Today I Got a Rainbow
#OnThisTTime has gone groundhog! In celebration of Punxsutawney Phil’s (totally had to Google that spelling) shadowless self forecasting an early spring, I took to Twitter and asked y’all to put yourself in Phil’s fur and imagine the result of not seeing your own shadow. These #IDidntSeeMyShadowSo tweets are so funny you’d be lucky to get stuck in a… Continue reading #OnThisTTime 3rd Cuppa Winners
After starting my morning off right with a healthy breakfast of Patti LaBelle’s Vanilla Pound Cake, I fired up Twitter for #OnThisTTime and asked folks to tell me what in life has led them to say “#AndISwearIWontDoItAgain.” I was pleasantly surprised by a number of nostalgic and even poignant replies, which speaks to the beauty… Continue reading #OnThisTTime 2nd Cuppa Winners
This Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. I launched my first hashtag game on Twitter, #OnThisTTime. I asked the Twitterverse to join me for some Truth Time and elaborate on what “#GettingNakedGetsMe.” I was met with hundreds of hilarious (and often equally disturbing) replies. While I had a more difficult time choosing the best #GettingNakedGetsMe tweets than most of you do… Continue reading #OnThisTTime 1st Winners’ Cup
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress. – Charles Kettering I have written and erased the first sentence of this blog post half a dozen times now. But, in keeping with its topic, I’ll get right to the point: this year, I want… Continue reading Progress, Period.
Three-quarters of my life has been spent living along and driving on a one-lane road. It’s paved; it hasn’t collapsed while I’ve ventured up and down it, and those are about the highest compliments I can give it. In some spots, the road is wide enough for two drivers to pass one another so long as they… Continue reading One-Lane Road Blues