As you’ve likely noticed over the last year, the topics now venture well beyond the political, which will always be a central theme, because it’s in my bones due to the time in which I grew up. Even my new book, though it’s not political, deals with the politics of sex: the interaction between men and women and how we navigate the modern world of equality inside our most intimate space, where we lie down every night. Over at Huffington Post you can check out the post that has over 9.5k Facebook shares, which gives you a glimpse of my new book (also translated into Spanish at El HuffPost). It’s what I’ll be talking about at the Baltimore Book Festival in September. This site has always been my creative laboratory and this latest incarnation honors the path I now find myself navigating. We’ll just have to see where we go from here.

Baltimore Book Festival LogoMEET TAYLOR MARSH!
Saturday, September 27
Noon to 8 pm
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Chat with Taylor Marsh!
Buy her book.
Bring your book & she’ll sign it!

“Women are caught between feminism and the pornification of America, and men are, too. I spent my youth squatting on a pedestal, the beauty queen who couldn’t get laid. I’ve been a Relationship Consultant, phone sex diva, mistress, been fought over, lived with hunks who treated me as the trophy, then couldn’t deliver. Now I’m married, because he wouldn’t take no for an answer, and I’m grateful he didn’t. I always knew what I wanted, which is where it all begins. I can help others get theirs, too.” – Taylor Marsh

Progressive Notes: Howie Klein’s Blue America, OWS from Home, Ellison on Voter I.D. Laws, and Other Doings

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

Want a easy, non-violent way to Occupy Wall St. from home? You can. Join the movement. I’m going to start doing this:

Howie Klein’s Blue America […]

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Queer Talk: The good, the bad and the unctuous

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer.

I know, it’s simplistic to devise neat little categories like good, bad and unctuous. And at one point, I had to expand my […]

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Dash of Dan: Carrot Muffins with Coffee-Cinnamon Glaze

Carrot cake is one of my favorites, in this recipe you’ll find carrots mixed with coconut, raisins and walnuts.

The muffins are then dipped in a glaze, studded with cinnamon and flavored with freshly brewed […]

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pfft!

Sometimes Paul Szep’s editorial cartoons say it all.

But oh, the ineptitude.

Senate Republicans on Thursday did offer their version of an infrastructure bill. That measure would extend existing highway and transit spending for two […]

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One Woman Supercommittee: Revenues for Entitlement Cuts

That’s the debt deal cog, revenues for entitlement cuts, which Speaker Boehner addressed yesterday. From CBS News:

“I think there is room for revenues, but I think there clearly is a limit to the […]

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Keystone Pipeline Allies ‘Jobs for the 99′ Occupy Strategy

Let’s start here, Keystone XL Oil Pipeline: A Symbolic Struggle Steeped In Fuzzy Math, which leads us to a Cornell study. Here’s a snippet:

The battle is said to be about jobs vs. the environment, […]

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Herman Cain Scandal Enters Quid Pro Quo Territory

Tit for tat.

This for that.

You like your job, sweetheart? Prove it. That’s the latest allegation swirling around Herman Cain as the week closes out.

Politico is now reporting the possibility of quid pro quo, […]

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Nate Silver Plays Provacateur

Silver’s post, Is Obama Toast? Handicapping the 2012 Election, is unlikely to make many Democrats happy. Below are snippets, but read his full analysis.
A THREE-FACTOR MODEL
CASE STUDY NO. 1: ROMNEY AND STAGNANT ECONOMY
Obama approval […]

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National Restaurant Assoc. to Issue Statement Tomorrow

**UPDATED**

“Our outside counsel was contacted by Mr. Bennett today and was asked to provide a response to a proposed statement by tomorrow afternoon,” said Sue Hensley, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Communications for […]

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