Eat. Stay. Love.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love book has become an international best-seller.  The story of a woman facing a life crisis and reinventing herself, or perhaps finding herself, through a year of world travels. Plenty of people face life altering crisis situations, and most of them would love the chance to soothe their aching hearts with … Continue reading


A 17 month old boy was beaten to death for “acting like a girl.” Let that digest for a moment. A child… a baby was brutally murdered because his caretaker had ideas about gender that filled him with so much hatred that he was willing and able to kill. Although I find his beliefs about … Continue reading

140 Characters

It’s a brave new world out there, one where most of us are becoming old pros at reducing our thoughts, feelings, and daily activities to blips on the Twitter scale. We’re getting better and better at fitting fully formed, well worded, meaning laden messages into the 140 character limit of Twitter.  So how do you … Continue reading

Get a Job on Facebook?

The increased use of social media and marketing networks is changing the way that employers look for and review potential employees.  Websites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and even blogs can help job seekers to showcase their skills and highlight their talents. There are some rules if you’re looking for a job.  You should assume that … Continue reading

Weight loss on the web

Kaiser Permanente released a study recently showing that people who belong to an online support group to help with their weight loss efforts are more successful than those who did not make use of this online support.  Leslie Beck’s article says that the more people logged on to the site used for the study, the … Continue reading

things the clintons could have spent their money on instead

i dont know about you, but i am outraged reading some of the reported costs of the clinton nuptials that are surfacing this weekend.  from what i have read, the bill for wedding, whose details are being kept a secret, are chaching-ing in at anywhere from $2 to $5 MILLION.  people, we are a country at war, this month … Continue reading

Selfish parenting?

Are you looking for the quickest route to being accused as a selfish, self absorbed parent?  Tell people that you’re only having one child.  Worse, tell them that you’re doing so because you want some time and resources for yourself and your marriage.  Be prepared for the barrage of guilt about what you are doing … Continue reading

Disappearing Languages

The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week that confirmed my long held beliefs on language.  The gist of the article was essentially that people who speak different languages can, and often do, have inherently different ways of seeing the world.  Instead of language simply being a vehicle for communicating our thoughts, researchers now … Continue reading

No more secrets

A recent New York Times article talks about the way information endures on the web. While browsing my Facebook page, I see a few posts from my younger brother’s friends.  They’re college kids, and I frequently wonder if they’re thinking about this.  I wonder if, when they post sexual jokes or pictures of joints, they’re … Continue reading

Tiny House

How small is too small?  How big is too big?  In most parts of the United States, an 800 square foot house is considered to be very small, bordering on tiny. Jay Shafer, owner and designer for Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, is redefining small with his 89 square foot home. His house is so small … Continue reading