Water, Shmater: Let Them Drink Vodka!

Water, Shmater: Let Them Drink Vodka!

You’ve got to admit, there’s a certain irony in knowing California is in its worst water drought ever, and yet here we are, living smack next to an ocean filled with–guess what? Water.

Okay, so it’s salty water, and nobody likes salt in their water unless they’ve got a sore throat and are gargling with it. Not even then. The stuff makes me gag. But I digress. Continue reading

Every Two Minutes: Part I

Every Two Minutes: Part I

Every two minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.

Every two minutes.

This is the true story of one such case that happened 25 years ago this week. It is about Carmen, her rape and attempted murder, and how something so disturbing helped her become an advocate for other victims of sexual assault. Continue reading

Color Me a Kid Again

Color Me a Kid Again

Now that I’m back from Brazil, you’re probably wondering what has this busy-as-a-bee woman been up to lately? Sure, I’ve been doing this and that. And true, I’m constantly on the run and when I’m not, I’m desperately trying to … Continue reading

To Brazil and Back!

To Brazil and Back!

I’m baaaack!

Yes, you heard right. After being gone from the blogosphere for over a month–egads!–I’m proudly standing in front of a banner that says,

“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!”

Which means, I nailed it. I hit it out of the park. A slam dunk, thank you very much.

What am I talking about, you ask? Continue reading

Brazil, the Universe and Everything

Brazil, the Universe and Everything

I’m not one to brag but I have to tell you what joy means to me. My children.

Without them, my life would be incomplete. An unfinished symphony, a dangling participle. A cliffhanger without the final chapter. Or a series finale, much like the one for “The Sopranos,” which ended up being reviled by so many. Continue reading