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Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

— Winston Churchill

Puppies Outlawed As Chick Magnets

What’s next, banning men from leaving their houses with cute babies?

Attention Muslim Religious Police … you have bigger issues to deal with than pet ownership as a means to possible fornication. You have fanatics among you to condemn, women to liberate, children to educate and terrorists to destroy.

Take Action…tell Congress to restore access to affordable birth control

While reading skirt! magazine , I learned that a legislative error has caused millions of college-age and low-income women to lose access to affordable birth control— a basic form of health care. These women are counting on Congress to act now. Planned Parenthood is working to help resolve the problem and there are currently several bills [...]

My Friend Has Gone Green

Help! She’s Trying to Take Me With Her…
One of my girlfriends has gone GREEN. Not the trendy, drive an expensive hybrid kind of green. She’s on a mission to become self-sustaining. I knew something was brewing when she stopped shaving a few years ago. No, really. I’m not joking. And no, I don’t think [...]

Serenading the Pope With a Bit of Politics

There’s only a tiny bit of political maneuvering on the White House lawn this morning, don’t you think.
Having the U.S Army serenade the Pope, who does not support the war in Iraq, with The Battle Hymn of The Republic immediately following His Holy Father’s comments about the need for increased American diplomacy within the international [...]

Shout Back…Will “Learn & Earn” Make Motivation Turn?

In-Office Employees Less Satisfied than Telecommuters

Anyone my age (and any good manager who’s not my age) understands the value my generation has placed on flexibility, and as the following points out, “Workin’ 9 to 5 is so early ’90s.”
What I’d not given much thought to is how an increase in the acceptance of flexibile work schedules could translate to [...]

Regardless of Your Politics, You Must Read This

Super Tuesday has come and gone. McCain as the obvious GOP leader is unsurprising, but that the Dems are still in a dog fight and most likely will continue until the Democratic Convention, did surprise me. I thought I’d wake this morning to headlines announcing a clear front runner.
Regardless of your politics, but especially because [...]

Omaha Mall Shooting Requires Pause for Reflection

A Venti, Non-Fat, No-Whip McMocha?