Archive for October, 2010

No Halloween at my House

I’ve never really liked Halloween. I’m not in to dressing up and being something I’m not. I don’t like anything scary or spooky. I don’t like witches, ghosts, vampires, skeletons, monsters, or goblins.I don’t care for an orange and black color scheme (except for the SF Giants). But as a kid (and the daughter of […]

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Thank You Jon Stewart For Caring About America

Happy Halloween to one of the scariest men in America—Jon Stewart. He has the ability to scare the beejeezus out of TPTB because: 1. His influence causes media conglomerates to fear his rally.  2. His popularity entices political “leaders” into appearing on his show for coolness points. 3.  He’s entertaining enough to earn a huge […]

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Protected: Baseball Fans: Love and Hate

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Protected: My Dad, Me, and Honda Brakes

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Women’s Conference in California – Empowering, Enlightening, Exciting, and Exhausting

Yesterday in Long Beach, California’s First Lady Maria Shriver held a barnburner of a conference. The theme for Monday was: A Day of Health, Wellness, and Transformation. The day started (at the Center for the Performing Arts) with a lecture by Deepak Chopra, the mind-body health guru and author. He spoke on the topic of […]

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Protected: Alzheimer’s March – for better brains

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Protected: Why I Love Baseball (Part 7): Because It’s Romantic

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What Baseball Fans, Politicians, and King Henry VIII Have in Common

Last night I watched Season 4 of the Showtime series, The Tudors. In a show-stopper scene, Henry VIII (played exquisitely by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) blasts the English Parliament for their hateful conduct of his subjects toward one another over religious beliefs. (Remember back to high school world history: At this time England was divided over […]

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Cartoonist Hugh MacLeod’s Contest: Pick Me!

A few weeks ago Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com announced a contest to write a caption to one of his daily cartoons. If interested, you were supposed to reply to Hugh’s Art Gallery with an email about “your burning desire” to supply the text for a drawing. As a BIG fan (and a writer!), I thought […]

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Bernie Madoff, Me, and Shoes: Something in Common

Last year during the Bernie Madoff scandal (as in he “made off” with other people’s money!), I read something that shed light on his psychological makeup, which might explain what partly motivated him to steal billions of dollars from others (including his friends and charitable organizations—UGH). The article quoted a “friend” who said he asked […]

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