Tuesday, August 6, 2013


One more thing...

I am not sure how ads got added between posts, but that certainly wasn't on purpose.  Ugh!

You should date an illiterate girl. Date a girl who…

I haven't posted here in ages, but I loved this so much that I had to.  :-)
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I'm Overweight and My Boyfriend's Not. Big Freaking Deal | Love Sex - Yahoo! Shine

"I'm Overweight and My Boyfriend's Not. Big Freaking Deal | Love Sex - Yahoo! Shine: My boyfriend Ali is 5'10" with friendly blue eyes, a dimpled smile and a fit, muscular body. He's someone you'd expect to see with a really hot, thin woman...not an overweight girl like me.

We've been dating for 18 months, and wherever we go—whether we're walking hand in hand through the mall, airport or down the street in his hometown (Glasgow, Scotland) or mine (San Jose, California)—we get confused looks that say, He can do better than her!"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tarotize: The Menopausal Witch Spread

I've been following Lisa Floyd for awhile now. I think she has solid, insightful advice on oracles and the Tarot, all very healing as well as direct. Not surprisingly, I've been experiencing synchronicities while reading her blog, including this link I found this morning when I went to check:Tarotize: The Menopausal Witch Spread. I haven't tried it yet but am looking forward to what this spread reveals. From her blog:

You call me a witch as if it's a bad thing..."

Writing about my own perimenopausal angst over on the Seer Pathways blog yesterday, I realised that someone needed to make a Tarot Spread about a woman's four ages. Because as my friend, Pip Miller, over at As You Wish, pointed out - the Moon has four phases, not three, and the stage that we enter during perimenopause is neither Mother nor Crone... It's Queen!

There is a Swedish word commonly used about menopausal women: klimakteriehäxa

It literally means menopausal witch and it's used as a put-down (no extra points for guessing that!), adding to the pain of women going through the change. I mean - could we be any more unsupported by society!? We're "past our prime" and have little value now that we can no longer bear children and patriarchy does not mince words on that one!

Beauty is the face of a younger woman. Every magazine cover tells us that much.

Yes, I do believe that menopause is a wake-up call to women who don't believe or are not aware that we still live in patriarchy and that very ancient power structures still determine our value as women. Hence it becomes our task to empower ourselves.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Daughter Fails 'Gender Bias' Worksheet, Makes Dad Proud [PHOTO]


At first I was with the father here. But after reading the comments left on the Huffington Post article, the issue doesn't seem to be gender bias on the part of the teacher. As someone who works in education, I can understand the other side here. The assignment was requiring the students to demonstrate their comprehension of text: what was the author's point concerning gender bias? In that regard, this student "failed" -- so while, yes, gender specific designations applied to toys is ridiculous and outdated, that wasn't the question being asked. Plus, I thought that, ironically, the father's comment about a female teacher being "old" was a sexist comment. Still, if the student does feel this way concerning toys and gender, even though she didn't get the point of the assignment, she's right on about the other. I like this kid!Daughter Fails 'Gender Bias' Worksheet, Makes Dad Proud [PHOTO]

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Oh Trader Joe's, I Love You So!

Sharing some yummy things I've come up with in the past few days, with Trader Joe items:  

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter
This is delicious! I think that even if you're not a pumpkin flavor fan, you'll enjoy this pumpkin butter. It's not overly pumpkin-y, and not too sweet. I just picked up the jar and tried it for the first time the other day. This will be a staple in my kitchen.

Trader Joe's Gluten Free Ginger Snap Cookies
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter

Spread some pumpkin sauce on top of a ginger snap. Snazzy and elegant treat!  
Fruit compote with Pumpkin Butter
Sliced banana
Sliced peach
Chopped walnuts
Pumpkin butter.

Put all the above in a bowl. Drizzle pumpkin butter, and enjoy. Very tasty desert.

Pasta with Tomato and Lemon Alfredo Sauce
1 Jar Trader Joe's Alfredo Sauce
Trader Joe's spiral brown rice pasta
 Sliced lemon
1/2 small can tomato sauce
Red pepper flakes
black pepper to taste
Cherry tomatoes, halved

 I use the rice pasta or corn pasta because I try to avoid gluten as much as possible, but any type pasta will be fine. Heat contents of Alfredo sauce in sauce pan. Add half can tomato sauce, tomatoes, spices. Squeeze in lemon juice to taste. Pour over cooked pasta.

Olivia Steger, 8, Writes A Wise, Awesome Note To Dwell Magazine

Wise and awesome for sure :)

Olivia Steger, 8, Writes A Wise, Awesome Note To Dwell Magazine (PHOTO): "If you're going to send a girl an Architect Barbie, then you should send something about architecture with it so that she knows what the doll means," Olivia noted. She went on to suggest several more ways to teach girls about architecture -- like sending them LEGOs or a book.
Story continues below photo.
note to dwell

We're especially impressed by young Olivia's name drop -- Frank Lloyd Wright -- and her ability to recognize that though she personally is a fan of Wright's, he may not be the best role model for girls because he, in fact, is a man.