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Calendar Girl

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I’ve got an iPhone and I use it to keep track of all the stuff I want to remember – grocery lists, appointments, deadlines. Probably most people have some sort of gadget – or maybe even  DayTimer (time machine alert!) so they don’t miss things.
So, tell me: if I can’t memorize my own schedule, why the hell does Gary expect me to remember his? (more…)

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Future Perfect

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

As I write this post, I know I’m going to get blowback. But here I go anyway.

Scientists have just recently reported that, through stem cell research, they have determined it is possible to not only create  eggs from a woman’s own stem cells (meaning you’ll literally never run out of eggs and can reproduce forever – ugh). But that they’ve also discovered how they can also be used to develop. . . sperm. Do you know what that means?


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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. . . or Not

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

We no longer believe the fairy tale that men are fearless. Which is good. Men are people, too! But I’ve discovered something that  men fear so much that you can’t even get them to talk about it. What is it that makes strong men quiver with fear and tremble with anxiety? Here’s a hint: it only affects straight men. (more…)

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Coming Attractions

Friday, May 25th, 2012

We’re all heard how opposites attract. Positive to negative. Extroverted to introverted. Quiet to boisterous. But what you eventually discover as a woman over 40 –  maybe the hard way – is that there is a reason oil and vinegar don’t mix. (more…)

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Pass Me the Coke

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Twenty years ago you couldn’t say “Coke” without making someone snicker and picture pubic hair on a Coke can. Yes, it’s been two decades since Anita Hill was dragged through the mud for coming forward with her story of sexual harassment  and Clarence Thomas was confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court, despite Anita’s testimony about his perverse nature (much of which has since been independently confirmed). Wherever you stand on that piece of history may be colored by your own history: if you’ve been a victim of harassment  (and I’m going to guess most women over 40 have been at one time or another) or if you’re a harasser yourself. . . (more…)

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