Yoga Pants, Lust, Rape, Oh My!

I’ve been thinking about the woman giving up yoga pants so men won’t lust after her. (I asked Jim if he noticed women in yoga pants, and he didn’t know what yoga pants were. I showed him pictures then knew, just not the name.) I love when women take one for the team, trying to…

Motherhoot Manifesto 2015

This year’s Manifesto is much less ambitious than last year’s. I pictured myself by this time being a savvy political writer, known far and wide for her wit and snark. Admired by many, hated by many, yet respected for my spot-on observations. What actually happened? I’ve been called a bully, dumb ass, stupid… Bully was the…

50 in 2014: Revival by Stephen King

I checked this book out from the public library. Huh, I don’t really know what to say about this book. I know I was excited about it. After reading Mr. Mercedes earlier this year, I was pumped up for more Stephen King. I read a review that said this was really scary. I kept waiting…

Guest Lana Cooper: Can Fiction Really Tell It Like It Is?: What Inspired Me to Write “Bad Taste In Men”

There’s a common ground writers and readers share — the operative word in this case being “share.” Both love sharing a good story and losing (and finding) themselves in something that seems larger, or at least a little more exciting, than everyday life. The act of telling a story and listening to a story is…