Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

My kids and I have been trekking through the end-caps filled with chocolate, plastic grass and trinkets since before Valentine’s day. Each week, we review that we are not buying any candy or anything else since it’s not Easter yet.

LadyGhosts of TV Past

Ladyghosts: Veronica Mars S. 1. Ep. 15, “Ruskie Business”

My Netflix description says that Veronica inadvertently becomes a love detective in this episode. What Valentine’s Day-related hijinks can we expect in this episode?  I don’t remember much of this episode from my first time watching this show, so I guess we’ll find out together!


Is Cake Better After Dinner?: Delayed Gratification in the “True Love Waits” Movement

True love, in the modern context, is the stuff of fairy tales and films like The Princess Bride. To many, it seems unachievable, but there is a strong movement among teens and young adults that contends that true love is common and achievable. However, a very strict path must be followed to reach that end.

Open Thread

Good Night, Sweet Valentines

So another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. It can be a lot of pressure, no? For those without Valentines, it’s kind of annoying. For those with new Valentines, it’s the gauging how you and your new love will celebrate the holiday. For Valentines who’ve been around the block a few times with each other, […]

Morbid Curiosity

Morbid Curiosity Monday: Zesty Egg Spread

Ah, Valentine’s Day… a day when winged babies armed with bows and arrows are flying around in the sky, maiming people at will. Romance is in the air! But what to eat? There are many foods traditionally associated with pitching woo, but sometimes you want to try something new. Something zesty…


A Very Valentine’s Day Cannabis Talk Time

Greetings fellow lovers! This special edition of Cannabis Talk Time focuses on Love in several forms; from the biological – cannabis, disabilities, and sex- to the mental/emotional meanings of love and commitments. We hope everyone has a great day and a chance to share some love around in this world. As always, we welcome comments, […]


Women Who Love Books and the Men Who Love Them

The Mister and I have a pretty set routine.  After the kids go to bed, we watch TV while he reads the internet and I do crafty crap.  It’s not terribly exciting, but it’s how we decompress at the end of the day.  Lately I’ve noticed that Persephone has become a regular stop on his […]

Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 2/14 Happy V-Day, P’neers!

Cartoon hearts and glitter hugs for all of you on this most shiny and chocolate covered holiday.   We have 18 posts on deck behind this one ready to keep you entertained and enlightened all day and well into the night (and beyond, with the second shift open thread at 10 p.m. EST).

The Daily Goodie

TDG and Open Thread – 2/14

Good morning! Welcome to the new posting format here at Persephone! We’re starting your day off right with The Daily Goodie and you can also use this space as your open thread all day.  Then we’ll be posting new material starting at noon and finishing up at 10 p.m. with another open thread.  Let us […]

Mental Illness

Deserving It

It’s probably been a decade since I first became aware that a year can change everything and nothing at all. At the beginning of the decade I began chronicling the changes and stabilities in my life around January 1. It was a habit, a reminder, a pros-and-cons list spanning 365 days of choices. In 2008, […]

Pop Culture

Community: We Call them Italian Fannies

Far be it from the gang at Community to miss the opportunity for a themed episode. This week, love was in the air at Greendale as the study group prepared for the Valentine’s Day dance. How many freaking dances does this school have, anyway?

The Daily Goodie

TDG: Silly Little Love Songs

Last night on Glee, it was about the same as it’s been all season, including a Katy Perry song.   On the upside, the Warblers from Songworts actually got a good song to sing and it looks like Kurt and Blaine are finally going to sort of live out the romantic musical comedy both of them […]

Bodies Ladyguides

LadyGuide: How To Get a Tattoo You Will Love

Believe it or not, this is a very busy time of year in tattoo shops.  People get their tax refund checks and go tattoo crazy, not to mention the Valentine’s Day name banners.  If you are considering taking the plunge, here are a few things that should help you have a pleasant experience and end […]


What’s Wearable in Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear?

Would that we were all so lucky as the fashion industry, that we could have Spring come in October. For those of us still in the midst of the Northeast winter (-11 this past weekend, y’all–NEGATIVE ELEVEN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT) there are several more months to go before we even think about breaking out the old peep […]


Girly Tools

This is something I am seriously conflicted about.  On the one hand, the idea that women will use tools if they are pretty is extremely patronizing.  On the other hand, I believe all women should be able to use tools and if this makes them less intimidating then that’s a good thing.