abortion / activism / connectivity / current events / feminism / women / women's rights / women's rights

New Libations from the Makers of Haterade

Okay, okay, it’s time to get my activist pants back on.  I don’t feel “ready” or like I have more to add than anyone else on any one subject, but unless other people who think like that start using their voices, too, this world is going to stagnate into a foul cesspool of power and … Continue reading

current events / gratitude / grief / patpatforever / personal crap

Grief and Gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving and I can’t seem to stop shifting from sadness beyond measure, gratitude, and complete nothingness. At least gratitude is there, although the latter seems to be the most present.  The writing just isn’t happening. I have to rewrite every sentence,  sit and think, have nothing to say then decide to just say that, … Continue reading

cancer / cannabis / child loss / current events / legalize / medical marijuana / moms for marijuana

R.I.P. Cashy Hyde. To Infinity… and Beyond.

I am devastated. A friend I’ve met through Facebook and blogging- whose story has been on my to-write-about list for months, just lost her son this evening. I saw a Facebook update from her asking for prayers a little over an hour ago, then saw this tweet half an hour later: Followed by this update: … Continue reading

current events / feminism / philanthropy

Leia is a Disney Princess: May the Force Be With Her

The following could either mean seriously heinous or seriously awesome news. Unless you’ve got your head in a hole, you have likely recently heard that George Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney. As soon as I read the headline, Leia was my first thought. If they start selling pink plastic vacuums with disproportionately skinny and busty … Continue reading

activism / current events / equality / holidays / homophobia / language / LGBT / progressive parenting

November 9th: International Gay Red Shirt Day

Do you use the word “gay” when you mean, “stupid” “boring” “ugly”? Why? Careless adoption of  this derogatory slang term has become a widely accepted common practice across the world and it’s time we pull it apart and take it for what it is. Mean.It’s telling an entire group of people that they, themselves are “stupid” … Continue reading

cancer / cooking / current events / food / health / herbs / holidays / infographic / Natural Living

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

 August 29th is More Herbs, Less Salt Day! Check out more from Dr. Frank Lipman on Pinterest With the end of summer at hand, herbs are at full abundance! This makes apropos timing for More Herbs, Less Salt Day. While a small amount of sodium in the diet is necessary to maintain hydration, the average … Continue reading

activism / current events / feminism / holidays / midwives / women

Let’s Learn About: International Day of the Midwife

Although Americans tend to celebrate Cinco de Drinko on May 5th, (and hardcore Star Wars nerds follow up “May the 4th Be With You” with “Revenge of the 5th”) there is another International celebration much more near and dear to my heart: The International Day of the Midwife. What prompted to me write my first post was … Continue reading