I don’t really have much to add that hasn’t been said by people much smarter, educated and more involved than I am. So I’ll leave it with this from my friend Xavier: “In these potentially violent times in Ferguson, I think it’s important to look at the example MLK set. His quiet dignity. His restraint. … [Read more…]


A friend of mine is having a birthday this week and tweeted that she wasn’t looking forward to her upcoming birthday. When I replied that she should, because birthdays are awesome, she said that this was the first birthday where she felt old. (She’s turning 36.) This led to a discussion about whether or not … [Read more…]

The Dish’s Feminism Problem

If you read Andrew Sullivan’s website, The Dish, you might be familiar with his latest controversy over feminism and SJWs. In short, Sullivan thinks that Twitter working with activists to clamp down on threats of death and violence will lead to censorship. Sullivan isn’t exactly known for his championship of women’s rights, or really, the … [Read more…]

I Am A Published Author

A few months ago, I contributed several submissions to the idea of a book from women bloggers in the Netherlands. The result is out today on Amazon. Dutched Up!: Rocking the Clogs Expat Style “Dutched Up! is a compilation of stories from Expat Women Bloggers living in the Netherlands. The book covers a wide range … [Read more…]

The Mistakes Of Youth

Over at NPR, they discussed something truly mortifying. Your old screenname. These days I pretty much use my real name for everything. I’m not especially concerned (rightly or wrongly) about privacy online. But back in the days of AIM, you had to have your just perfect screenname. And I had mine. Well, sorta. I had … [Read more…]