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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SS form…military service is largely a class issue motivated by the lack of social programs in the U.S. such as taxpayer-funded post-secondary education and health care. Service is not really voluntary; it is coerced and incentivized.

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Dear Oldest Friend,

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

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In response to the Pentagon’s decision to ease some restrictions on women in combat roles, Rick Santorum said, I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved. Asked by Ann […]

A year or two ago, I heard a woman say on some show or other, “Every woman is a princess and should be treated as such.” I don’t know anyone, personally, who would say this kind of thing, but then again, I don’t know a lot of people. If TV is even a semi-accurate reflection […]

From She Writes: Right now, ReadThis is collecting books for the Women’s Academy of Excellence, a public all-women’s high school with a mostly low-income Afro-American and Latina student population. This school needs everything, from Shakespeare to dictionaries. Wouldn’t it be great if besides the Bard and Webster and the books by men other donors will […]