Category Archive: Life

Book Quiz Answers and a Winner!

Today’s post is the answers to the quiz I posted earlier this week.  “Call me Ishmael.”  Moby Dick by Herman Melville “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” A… Continue reading

Book Quiz: Identify These Famous Lines and Win a Guest Blog Post

Today’s post is a quiz with famous lines (sometimes the very first lines) from books. See how many you can identify without cheating!  No using Google or other forms of the internet.  (Or… Continue reading

My Response to Sexist Comments: Today I Start Work on a PhD

By now you know that I’m a feminist, albeit a quiet one.  Over the last decade or so of my life, I’ve just taken rude and sexist comments in stride.  And I’m one… Continue reading

Who Read My Library Book?

Do you ever wonder who made the big brown spill on page 238 of the library book you are reading?  Do you ever think about the person whose hands sweated on the plastic-covered… Continue reading

The Best Chili Ever

A while back, I posted a recipe.  Well, it’s time for another one.  This is one of the standards at our house, and I got it from my brilliant friend Toni.  I often… Continue reading

Nobody Likes a Know-It-All

The Today Show recently fired Ann Curry from the top female anchor position.  Ever since she got the coveted job, she had been affected and stiff.  Her wardrobe had gone from normal to… Continue reading

Five Things I Want My Daughters to Learn about Feminism

My seven-year-old daughter has pictures of Betty Friedan taped to her bedroom walls.  The pictures are on leftover handouts from the college English course I teach.  My daughter hung them after I explained… Continue reading

Grumpy Secretaries

Why are secretaries so grumpy? As a former secretary, I know the job isn’t glamorous or ultra rewarding, but part of the job is to be welcoming and perky, so why are so… Continue reading

A Few Updates and My Favorite Posts

Hi everyone!  This is a quick note to make you aware of some additions and updates to my blog.  I have received a lot of new followers in the last few months thanks… Continue reading

I’m Allergic to Babies: The Search for a Family Pet

Some of you may remember me mentioning that my daughter wanted a hamster.  She has been saving her money and working hard to earn it for the past three months.  She held a… Continue reading