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Shovel Me Sexy

Shovel Me Sexy

Last week, I shoveled out our car after what has become a winter of weekly “significant snow events.”  As a Yankee, I find the backbreaking movement of shoveling satisfying.  A tonic for the soul, not unlike how I imagine a Puritan must have felt after a good flogging. Shoveling snow is many things – rewarding, difficult, occasionally dangerous – but what...

Video Podcast: Robyn needs to take a com...

Video Podcast: Robyn needs to take a compliment!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (31.2MB) Is anyone else learning to take a compliment? I’ve been trying to say THANK YOU when someone says something nice. My knee jerk response is to try to convince them they’re wrong…like, I’m NOT as looking as cute as they say I am (just look at the stain on my shirt!), I’m NOT as fit as they think I am (black...

I’m not a personal trainer, but I ...

I’m not a personal trainer, but I play one in my marriage

Help a stuck wife out. How do you make your spouse care as much about maintaining a healthy body as you care about your own? To be honest, I might think about the health of my loved ones way more than necessary. I am particularly health-centric as I’ve had some serious trials and tribulations with my body. So as not to get lost in the topsy-turvy world of medical advice, insurance,...

Should we move in together?

Should we move in together?

I was chatting this past weekend with a couple of lovely lady-feminists who were thinking about moving in with their boyfriends.  Tough decision.  Does love conquer all?  Not necessarily. I’ve decided to create a list of questions everyone should ask themselves before their lease is broken. 1.  Do you believe in the institution of marriage? This is not an easy question to...

Carol Anshaw Podcast: Is it time to nix ...

Carol Anshaw Podcast: Is it time to nix all marriage in favor of civil unions?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.6MB) Cathleen and I are big proponents of equal marriage rights for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. And as clueless straight married ladies, we expected that most gay people would share our outlook. But imagine our surprise when we chatted with author and college professor, Carol Anshaw, who also believes in equal...

“Real, nasty green-eyed jealousy&#...

“Real, nasty green-eyed jealousy…”

Why is my wife so damn crazy? This psychodrama from 1957 has the answer.  Keep in mind that this was produced by an educational publisher.  Educational. Key points: Women should doubt themselves every step of the way. Women should not audition for plays. Men had to work hard to figure out how to screw caps on tubes without metal. Running time is 15 minutes so grab a snack, sit back...

Living in fantasy land

Living in fantasy land

When I was third grader, there was a boy with whom I’d play house during recess. Just to be clear, I said house, not doctor. I wasn’t that sexually advanced. When I played doctor as a little girl, I actually pretended I was a doctor. Anyhow, “house” consisted mainly of my little boyfriend building things out of branches and rocks and me “cooking” by smashing acorns and...

Fish Sticks Are Dead

Fish Sticks Are Dead

Judith Warner, in her essay Fear (Again) of Flying (New York Times Magazine, Jan. 7, 2011) considers the current yoga-inspired trend towards to self discovery.  She writes: For many women, this inward-turnedness, this seeking of salvation in an ever-greater connection to home, and in a homebound sense of self, is a direct rebellion against the outward-bound trajectory that their own...

This guy is a real jerk…

This guy is a real jerk…

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I wonder where they’re registered

I wonder where they’re registered

I just read that 84-year old Hugh Hefner is getting hitched again, this time to a 24-year old Playmate. They must be deeply in love. This inspired my thought for the day: Why on earth are so many people screeching that same-sex unions are defeating the True Meaning of marriage? Why aren’t they picketing Hef’s mansion instead? Why don’t politicians campaign on a platform of...

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