…they’re being infuriatingly irresponsible and unprofessional in their coverage of the elevator incident and, in their manner of doing so (not discussing Mrs. Rice’s behavior), propagating the belief that only women are (or could possibly be, because they’re little and weak, not big and strong like men!) #abuse victims, which then discourages abused men from […]

I needed that.Aging as a woman is thrilling, exciting, invigorating, life-affirming, and super cool.  With my 39th birthday arriving on the first day of summer, I am finding myself ever-enthralled with the changes I’m seeing in my face, my hair, my skin, as I mature. Woo!

I’m just like Gwyneth Paltrow, who said, “I like being older. It’s nice to really know yourself and feel relaxed. And I actually think I look better now than I did when I was 24, so I’m very comfortable with myself.”

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In 11 days, I’ll turn 38. The strange thing about turning 38 is that two years later, I’ll turn 40, and 40 has always been “my father’s age,” even though he’s now in his 60s. When I think 40, I think “Dad.” And you never think you’re going to be as old as your dad. It’s especially confusing because seeing my dad as 40 means simultaneously seeing myself as 17 (which is how old I was when he was 40). 38-40-17… It’s discombobulating.

I’m also at an age, I’m finding, when Continue reading

I watch you every morning. You have, over the last several years, become my routine. It’s safe to say I love you.

It’s because I love you that I’m so disappointed when I see things like this, which you posted today on Facebook:

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Dear Oldest Friend,

It’s been a few months since your husband left again for Afghanistan.

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(This entry is cross-posted at LIFT)

I wanted to fist-bump First Lady Michelle Obama when I learned that she had asked Hollywood’s writers and directors to “help ‘promote a better understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices made by military personnel and their families’ by integrating their experiences into TV, movie, and digital-media story lines.”

This is something I’ve been approaching publishers with since 2007, when I started pursuing publication for Pretty Much True…, and something I recently discussed with a Hollywood type over the phone. Continue reading

I’ll pull some hair I’ll kick a head I’ll toss a drink I’ll scratch blood red I’ll roll my eyes I’ll spit, I’ll stare I’ll throw a punch I’ll yank a chair I’ll make a page I’ll write a post I’ll YouTube it (I’ll find a host) I’ll drink and drive I’ll steal – I’ll […]