Archive for September, 2010

Freaked Out by Family Photos – Maria Shriver Started It!

Next month in Long Beach, CA I’m quite excited to be attending The Women’s Conference, “The Nation’s Premier Women’s Conference,” founded in 1985 and organized by the First Lady of California each year since then. I really wanted to go last year. Maria Shriver puts on one heckuva shindig! But I wasn’t on top of […]

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The Perfumes of My Life

[Part 1 of a 2-part series.] The ability to smell is our most important sense. This is proven by what happens to our senses in the starving to death process. Taste goes first. Then sight. Then sound. And lastly smell. It has to do with self-preservation, the location in the brain of the olfactory bulb […]

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The Pat Tillman Movie – Best Documentary of 2010

There can’t possibly be a more emotionally compelling film produced this year than The Tillman Story—because not only is it inspirational, gut wrenching, humorous, tragic, suspenseful, lovely, and infuriating, IT’S TRUE. The film by director Amir Bar-Lev covers the amazing life of Pat Tillman: from the hometown boy growing up in New Almaden, California—to his college football […]

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Nasty Women VS Nasty Men: Is One Worse Than the Other?

Is it me, or is nastiness from a woman harder to take than from a man? I wondered this after I read on Amazon.com a woman’s review of a book by a female author. The commentary was below-the-garter-belt awful. OK, no one wears a garter belt any more, but that’s the best I can do […]

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More Skinny Models = More Body Problems

First Ralph Lauren was doing it. Then Ann Taylor. I blogged about both for photo-shopping their models into Skeletors. Later both companies apologized. Coincidence? You be the judge. Now Nordstrom is doing the same scary-thin thing. Check out these models. And at the risk of sounding like my mother, can’t these young ladies stand up […]

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Protected: The Ethics of Blogging: Is Everything Fair Game?

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Protected: Chimp Boys Want Human Girls

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Protected: Nine Years Ago Today…

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Protected: Viva la California! The Mindset of the Golden State

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Protected: OK to have a Vakay

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