Dark Thriller: Ambition, Arousal, & Murder

By |April 7th, 2018|

Dark Thriller: Ambition, Arousal, and Murder Eighteen years after Miramar, the latest community of women to emerge—to find life-changing strength from standing together and speaking out—is comprised of all those who have been breaking their silence about #metoo. Journalists ruptured the dam, but social media—and a newly energized group of determined women—created the [...]

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Beyond ‘Lady Bird,’ When Torment Turns Inward

By |March 13th, 2018|

Beyond 'Lady Bird,' When Torment Turns Inward “Trauma is to mental health as smoking is to cancer,” says Steven Sharfstein, past president of the American Psychiatric Association. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2017] THE IMPACT of childhood trauma was the topic Oprah Winfrey chose to discuss on 60 Minutes. Informed by a study in 2017, [...]

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Robert Mueller is Our President

By |February 19th, 2018|

Robert Mueller is Our President graphic via MSNBC's Ari Melber on Twitter Our democracy is in serious danger. President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide [...]

Fifty Shades Freed, But Are We?

By |February 13th, 2018|

Fifty Shades Freed, But Are Women? photo: Doane Gregory/Universal Pictures "I had these sort of strapless thongs that had glue on them. It's not glue, but it's sticky," she reveals. "They're, like, basically if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear. But it's only sticky at the top, it's not sticky the whole way. [...]

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iTunes Podcast: Meghan Markle, Valentine’s Day & Money

By |February 9th, 2018|

iTunes Podcast: Meghan Markle, Valentine's Day & Money   WHATEVER Valentine's Day means to you, a free spirited woman snaring a prince is one definition of romance. The world news is gloomy, so this is a Hallmark holiday gives everyone a break. Whether you have a partner or not, Valentine's Day [...]

Podcast: Megyn Kelly, Jane Fonda Plastic Surgery Smackdown

By |January 26th, 2018|

Podcast: Megyn Kelly, Jane Fonda and Plastic Surgery THIS WAS quite a week of news but when it came to making news, Megyn Kelly versus Jane Fonda gets top billing. If you're out of the loop on this diva smackdown, it started in September. Vulture has the details and video so [...]

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Olivia’s Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey

By |January 16th, 2018|

Olivia's Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell the truth about other people.” - Virginia Woolf SOMEWHERE ALONG the experience of creating Olivia's Turn everything changed. The women I've created since I turned to fiction have battled misogyny in the entertainment [...]

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2018 Will Be BIG

By |January 1st, 2018|

Let's Make 2018 BIG IT IS in the air. Change is coming.

Merry Christmastime

By |December 23rd, 2017|

Merry Christmas to Allphoto by National Park Service SAFE TRAVELS for all. Enjoy the holiday season. If you like old-fashion, corny Christmas movies, try Hallmark on YouTube. Merry Christmas. Have some fun. "A visit to the ice caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Accessible by foot when Lake [...]

Trump’s Delicate Ego Endangers U.S. National Security

By |December 15th, 2017|

Trump's Delicate Ego Endangers U.S. National Security The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president — and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality — have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat. [...]