Archive for November 2013

5 Books I Give Thanks For

5 Books I Give Thanks For
I have much to be thankful for at Thanksgiving. Family, friends, a roof over my head, blah, blah, blah. One of the things I am most thankful for? My books, of course. Because when you are hiding in the bathroom from Aunt Marge, you can’t exactly take your TV with you. Books are an escape,... Read more »

Late-Term Abortion: My Baby is Not Your Business to Legislate

Almost 20 years later, it still pisses me off when I see or hear about it in the news. Legislators trying to ban late-term (post-20 weeks) abortion. The right to choose is very personal—to me, and every woman. And almost 20 years ago, I exercised that choice. I’ve been asked what one of my biggest... Read more »

Love Rules: How Much Does Time Matter?

Love Rules: How Much Does Time Matter?
When it comes to love, is there a minimum amount of time required to validate the relationship? Needing break from some of the heavier stuff I’ve been reading, I picked up what looked to be a piece of classic chick-lit: Forever, Interrupted, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Nailed it—it is the stuff chick lit is made... Read more »
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Book Review: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Book Review: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
OK, OK—there is the very logical, and even emotional argument that people with autism don’t need to be fixed. Of course they don’t. It doesn’t take long once you start this book to recognize there is brilliance in this 13-year-old’s thoughts and feelings. Of course nothing is wrong with the author, or with anyone on... Read more »