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Book Review — I Am Malala October 20, 2017

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Most everyone by now, I suppose, knows who Malala Yousafzai is. She is a Pakistani girl who was shot in the face by the Taliban because she was a loud proponent of girls being educated. She was just 15…

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I Want a Wonder Woman Lunchbox June 4, 2017

It should surprise absolutely no one who has met me for more than twenty minutes that I went to see the new Wonder Woman movie the minute I was able, which was actually the day before the wide release premiere.  A movie theater near me was doing a special sneak preview, complete with a woman…

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Cultural Literacy and Terrible Old Television April 23, 2017

I have a tendency to make obscure references, which don’t feel obscure to me, since they are based on things I’ve seen and remember. To me, the more things you know, the more random connections you can make, and so the funnier the world is. Plus, I like to be able to participate in whatever…

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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions of Super Mom September 16, 2016

Confessions of Super Mom Confessions of Super Mom by Melanie Lynne Hauser left me asking myself more questions than the author probably expected me to. Birdie Lee is a suburban single mother of two, saddled with a toad of an ex-husband. One day, she spots a Stain of Unknown Origin and, when regular cleansers don’t…

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No Fair September 11, 2016

“No Fair!!”  ::stamps feet like a toddler:: Anyone who tells you life is fair is trying to sell you something. This is not news to me, or anyone else who has spent more than, say, four years on planet Earth.  But still, it’s a human need to fight injustice wherever we see it.  We may…

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Men, Women, and the Equality of Functional Pockets April 10, 2016

  There will never be true equality between men and women until women have functional pockets in their clothing. Hear me out. I recently had the tremendous pleasure of attending the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop in beautiful, sunny Dayton, Ohio, where apparently it can snow sideways in April. Among the other amazing women (and a…

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BOOK REVIEW: It’s Not That I’m Bitter March 15, 2016

It’s Not That I’m Bitter . . .: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World by Dr. Gina Barreca It’s Not that I’m Bitter, by Dr. Gina Barreca, is a somewhat philosophical, somewhat autobiographical, definitely funny book about professional, well-educated women. Dr. Barreca, a professor of English…

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I. Am. WONDER WOMAN. December 27, 2015

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Wonder Woman. I even got a fake Wonder Woman tattoo and put it on my tricep. (Still not willing to get a real one.) I loved the Wonder Woman TV show when I was a kid, though to be honest I can’t remember the plot of a single specific episode.…

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The Death of Southern Gentlemen January 24, 2015

Seven million years ago, when I was learning how to drive, I asked my father how to check the oil in my car.  Checking the oil was something I’d seen him do, and it seemed to me to be an Essential Part of Grown Up Car Ownership and Maintenance.  My father’s answer?  “You pull into…

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