Category: rants

Reviewing Other Authors

I had created a fairly lofty goal for myself this year:  Read one book a week.  Some folks are probably calling me an underachiever while others are asking themselves why the hell I’d even attempt it.  See, in the “real

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On Promoting Ourselves

So far, this year I’ve read 16 books.  I can’t tell you if that’s better or worse than any other year because I never used to keep track of them.  I have a goal of reading at least 50 books

Harassment in the Least Expected of Places

I’ve been working a long time.  A lot longer than most people I know in my age range.  Part of that was due to a strong penchant for disliking boredom and work kept me busy.  When I was a kid,

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Karl Heideck: And the Death Threats Begin

I am a pretty active and vocal participant in social media.  It’s how I’m wired, being an extrovert and all.  But I’ve never, until today, had anyone visibly express a desire to have bodily harm caused to me.  I can

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I’ve Got a Face That’s Made for Violence

There has been much talk about domestic violence lately thanks to the Ray Rice Incident.  I’ve seen quite a lot of vitriol on both sides of the argument and it’s been rather distressing.  On the one hand, I see people

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Ice Bucket Irony

By now, I shouldn’t need to explain the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Millions of people all over the world are creating a run on bags of ice, pouring it over themselves in an attempt to not have to donate to a

An Open Letter to My Scale

Dear Scale, I know I keep you tucked between the bathtub and the side of the toilet.  I know it’s not the nicest location, but it’s quiet and out of the way.  For years, I’ve religiously pulled you out of

Au Naturel

I’m not entirely sure if Colbie Caillat is trying to start a makeup free movement or just help women feel better about the fact that we don’t look like her.  Listen lady, you’ve got a lot of natural beauty to

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One Step Forward, A Mile Back

I was absolutely appalled at yesterday’s SCOTUS decision to allow family run companies to deny birth control coverage to their female employees while citing their deep religious beliefs. I grew up in a world where women had the right to

The Great Debate

Somehow, this appeared on The Boy’s radar so we spent 90 minutes of our lives watching it. I want to preface this post with three things: (1) these are just my opinions so take them with a grain of salt;