How to Talk to Little Girls

July 21, 2011

I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty […]

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Don’t Mess With Mrs. Murdoch

July 20, 2011

I’m no Murdoch fan, and I definitely think they are all guilty, but the Murdoch family has been a great source of entertainment for me today. I thought that watching Murdoch get slapped in the face with a pie was satisfying enough….until I saw Murdoch’s wife jump up and kick some ass:

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Weekly Activist Thought: NonViolent Communication

June 22, 2011

Nonviolence means allowing the positive within you to emerge. Be dominated by love, respect, understanding, appreciation, compassion, and concern for others rather than the self-centered and selfish, greedy, hateful, prejudiced, suspicious, and aggressive attitudes that dominate our thinking. We often hear people say: This world is ruthless, and if you want to survive you must […]

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Close the Damn Window, Dear

June 17, 2011

My boyfriend and I have been fighting about what I consider to be a bad habit of his for as long as I’ve known him. He has an aversion to closing windows at his house and apparently also locking the doors. Every time I bitch and moan about the lack of security aspect of it […]

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Doesn’t Anyone Get Worthwhile Evaluations Anymore?

June 17, 2011

Today I held meetings with six of my employees today to discuss their yearly evaluation. Tonight I’ve finally had the time to sit down and think about their bizarre reactions about the whole process. I’ve been reflecting on whether their shock about the evaluation process could possibly have to do with their lack of having […]

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Losing a Part of Yourself When Relationships End

May 3, 2011

The loss of a great friendship is always a really sad thing, especially when the end comes naturally after two friends have grown towards separate paths. Lately it seems that I have been on a separate path from a number of friends and although I know that it’s a natural growth process, it still makes […]

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Join Our Online Progressive Bookclub!!

April 29, 2011

We’re in the process of working out all the details, but we will be starting an online bookclub with a handful of online friends who want to chat about books. Because many of us are primarily of the progressive persuasion, many of the books will also have a progressive spin to them. We will read […]

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Featured Poetess: Ysabel Y. Gonzalez

April 27, 2011

Before the Sun Sets on My Existence: Seven Things to Do Before I Die By Ysabel Y. Gonzalez Dedicated to Judith Gonzalez If boundless effervescence permits me then, before the sun sets on my existence I will paint over God resting upon the Sistine Chapel resurrecting a new extended hand one that draws upon my […]

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Dear Boss, is it okay for me to have children?

April 12, 2011

Sometimes it sucks being a female leader. As a female manager who doesn’t have any children, I have often felt that there are different expectations for me than there are for other female managers who have children. I’m expected to stay late, to take work home, and to come in on the weekends if need […]

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Incorporate Your Uterus!!

April 8, 2011

Incorporate your uterus! It’s the only thing that will keep those teabaggers out of it, and maybe you’ll even get a couple of tax credits, corporate handouts, and get away with tax evasion!

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