Twilight: America’s Love Affair with Dysfunctional Love

When my daughter came home with the first book in the four-part Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer, it was a week before the first movie in the series came out and she wanted us to read it — together! Well, what mom of a teen wouldn’t jump at such an invitation? Read More Twilight: America’s Love Affair with Dysfunctional Love

Cliques ‘n’ Shit

I run a website where I am writing a fictional love story based on a well-known icon. It started out as just fun and really was, until a bunch of overzealous fans tried to take over. They were a nasty little clique, ewww; women in their 30s and 40s still playing the high school Mean Girl game. Read More Cliques ‘n’ Shit

Powerful Parenting… I Mean Re-parenting

A few weeks ago on Monday, in the wake of Mother’s Day,  I moderated a panel for “Love Your Body Day,” an event put together by the Center for Community Alternatives to uplift and celebrate the women who benefit from their extensive programs.  Read More Powerful Parenting… I Mean Re-parenting

Sssshhhh!!! Can You Keep a Secret?

In Hey, That’s MY Business! Information Control I talked about the ways people try to control others by attempting to dictate what they can and can’t talk about.  Some people, I argued,  like to label topics as “their business,” which is to put it plainly, a lie.  Read More Sssshhhh!!! Can You Keep a Secret?

Hey, That’s MY Business! Information Control.

Every one of us, I’m sure, has been on the receiving end of a variation of this kind of complaint: “Why did you tell such and such about what happened at Starbucks last Tuesday? That’s MY business!” Read More Hey, That’s MY Business! Information Control.

Communication, the Digital Way

I liken the Internet to a huge mall full of stores and kiosks peddling every single item you can think of to a never-ending supply of customers. I bet the entrepreneurs looking to make their millions through this medium share my vision.   But one thing baffles me. Read More Communication, the Digital Way