American men, our days of political power surely are numbered. I don’t know how we have hung on as long as we have. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released voter demographic data from last year’s presidential election, and the picture does not favor men’s political fortunes. Most media outlets focused on the fact that for [...]
The Fort Collins Museum has a Mask fundraiser annually and this year I attended the Masquerade Ball with my friend Anna. There were many beautiful masks but this one gave me pause. The opportunity to confront Father Time about his tricks and schemes doesn’t present itself everyday, so I faced him head on. Listen Father [...]
The truth of it is this: making someone laugh at someone else’s expense fosters connection. It’s true at the playground and the water cooler and, so, it’s tragically true in the ethereal space of public discourse. A well played “zinger” has four important characteristics: it must be clever, it must be funny, it must be [...]
I came across an interesting infographic that was published by Duke University and the statistics on married women in the workplace vs. unmarried women are historically interesting. To the extent that married women were employed it was in the field of domestic service, not surprising by any means since that was one of the most [...]
Sometimes you get a letter or an E-mail out of the blue, that contains an offer so wonderful and generous, you can’t pass it up. On International Women’s Day, there are so many things about women to be celebrated and discussed and debated. But one thing that hit home with the amazing video you are [...]
I am recently divorced. People keep insisting to me that “divorce is hard.” So far, in my experience divorce is a hell of a lot easier than being unhappily married We got divorced in large part because his goal for my life is the opposite of my goal for my life. He was the opposite [...]
I still, after 10.5 years of mothering, can’t figure out which kind of mother I want to brand myself. I’m referring to arguments for, or against, attachment parenting, natural parenting, or Tiger Mothering. But, since everyone appears determined to follow someone’s parenting philosophy, I’m going to brand one myself, in honor of Mother’s Day 2012. [...]
As my college-age daughter flies out of the door for an afternoon class, she shouts she’ll see me for dinner. We are in a new place right now. For the last five years I have been employed by two major media companies–Forbes and Bonnier’s Working Mother Media division–in positions which included 40-60 hours a week [...]
If Elaine from Seinfeld turned to the world of politics, and added in a dash of Curb Your Enthusiasm and a pinch of The Office, you’d have Selina Meyer, the vice president of unnamed political party in HBO’s new series, VEEP. I was so excited when I heard this show was getting produced — I [...]
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