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Yet Another Reason Why it’s Great to be Over 30

September 22, 2010

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“Life gets better after thirty. Then it gets fantastically beautiful. Guilt gets lost in time. I always thought it was my American mother who transmitted guilt to me; one reason I adored my husband’s family is that they have this great feeling that life is there to be enjoyed, not just as an axis of […]

A Gift Every Man Needs

September 21, 2010

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Is it just me or does anyone else think that the appearance of Christmas merchandise in stores has gotten out of hand? It used to appear after Halloween (acceptable), but now they’re pushing it out there the day after Labor Day (insane)! So, with that in mind, I know it’s a bit early for Christmas-gift […]

No Songs for Men, Episode 6: “What a Feeling”

September 17, 2010

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“First when there’s nothing But a slow-glowing dream That your fear seems to hide Deep inside your mind…” Lyrics from “What a Feeling,” by Irene Cara In Episode 6 of No Songs for Men, we pick up with Roxanne feeling her fears deep down inside as she dreams of auditioning for the all girl alternative […]

It’s All Semantics

September 15, 2010

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“An unbelievably large part of happiness/unhappiness is determined by semantics; e.g., the couple who used to be childless is now ‘child-free.’ A nudist colony (tacky) is now a ‘clothes-free resort’ (not quite so tacky). So…you are not dateless, you are date-free. Bald is dandruff immune. In starvation circumstances fatsos are better equipped than skinnies. Having […]

The Secret is Out About Sea Glass

September 13, 2010

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Image via Wikipedia How did this happen? How did the world find out about my passion for sea glass? It seems like everyone is looking for the colorful frosted pieces of glass that wash up along the shores of the beach. On my local beaches I used to be the only one walking along the […]

My Guided Meditation Session with Trudie Styler

September 10, 2010

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Trudie Styler is a lucky lady! Not only is she married to one of the hottest rock musicians, she looks fabulous in her mid-fifties, lives in this incredible villa in Tuscany, and gets to practice yoga with her husband, Sting! She also happens to be a pretty cool lady who is an organic farmer, does […]

Summer is Not Over—Get Outside for Music and Mojitos While You Still Can!

September 8, 2010

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Summer is not over, summer is not over… That is the mantra I keep repeating! If you are a northeast Ohioan desperate to latch on to outdoor activities before we get locked up inside for the winter months, I’ve got a great way to get outdoors, listen to music, try a tasty mojito, and catch […]

Are There Rules for Writers?

September 7, 2010

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This list of top Rules for Writers was copied from Erica Jong’s official Web site. I’m on a little bit of an Erica Jong roll, as she was our Woman Who Rocks on September 2. Erica, I hope you don’t mind that I’m sharing your writing rules. These rules are just too much fun and such […]

A Tribute to the Three-Day Labor Day Weekend!

September 3, 2010

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed—there’s so little competition.” —Author Unknown “The Labor Movement; the folks who brought you the weekend.” —From a bumper sticker, 1995 “Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that […]

Erica Jong on Facing Your Fears

September 2, 2010

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“I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown, and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you […]