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Books

Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Ah, winter. In my home city of Chicago, ’tis the season for icy winds that threaten to freeze off one’s appendages, beaucoup layers and for me, two cravings: 1) peppermint mochas and 2) reading about someone being spanked.

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 4/15

So here’s the scene – It’s twenty years ago.  I’m sitting in my room, watching 120 Minutes on MTV.  All of the sudden a voice booms out of my little 13″ TV yelling “Hey you!  Don’t watch that, watch this…” I didn’t pay too much attention till the music started, but as soon as it […]

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Public Service

Ragweed Sucker-Punch

I developed seasonal allergies as an adult.  I didn’t even know that could happen, so I had no idea what was going on.  I figured it out one day when I was feeling sorry for myself, thinking “What the hell is wrong with me?  I’m snotty and sneezing and my eyes itch …  Holy crap, […]

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Books

Books I Like: Guy Gavriel Kay

That’s right, there’s no “Kids’” up there.  Hattie’s post about rereading books got me thinking about my favorite author of all time, Guy Gavriel Kay, and he really isn’t for kids. 

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Open Thread

It’s the Weekend Open Thread!

And it’s about five hours early!  We’ve eaten our way through another server, and we have to move to a bigger one.  In like 24 hours.  So.  Open thread!

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Mental Illness

So You’ve Decided You Want To Go To Therapy – Part 2, Finding a Therapist

Last week I covered the basics of types of therapy and therapists.  So maybe you’ve figured out what might be best for you, or at least you feel a little more informed, and you want to pick a therapist.  But holy crap! You look at your insurance list and there are 150 names within a […]

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Books

Kids’ Books I Like: Fantasy For Boys

Persephone Magazine is written by women, for women, and frequently about women, but I’m sure I’m not the only woman who has boys in her life that she encourages to read.

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Parenting

Parenting in the Cyber Age: A Post With More Questions Than Answers

Christmas has come and gone, and suddenly, around coffee with girlfriends, the subject comes up: When should we let our school-age children get email accounts? When should they be allowed to text or get their own mobile? Is an iPod Touch too much for a young child to handle? Holy crap, when did our kids […]

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Pop Culture

OWN’d Blogging the New Oprah Empire

I love Oprah shamelessly.   I don’t often get a chance to watch her show currently, but when I taught my nightly grading/planning/organizing ritual in my classroom always involved Oprah on the classroom TV.   My love is not as extensive as to be worrisome, but I consider myself a fan.  Some of Oprah’s ‘friends’ bug the […]

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Pop Culture

Glee Whiz

I’m planning on doing a review/commentary on tonight’s episode of Glee.  I’m writing the intro before I snuggle up with the Tivo remote and my friends at McKinley High.  I’m a little nervous, tonight’s the Rocky Horror ep.  I have some great memories of RHPS, and Glee always does a pretty good job of making […]

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We try it!

We Try It: All Natural Cleaning

Let me start by saying I hate to clean.  There’s no particular reason, I can just always find something I’d rather do than scrub, dust or vacuum the various parts of my home.  So I’ll usually buy whatever product says it will allow me to spend less time cleaning and more time goofing around on […]