It’s been brought to my attention that it’s November 12, and I’ve only posted twice in this entire month. Not that I necessarily needed the reminder because, as any writer/blogger/creative type knows, when we aren’t creating, we’re thinking about creating. Stressing about it. Allowing it to hang over our heads like big grey storm clouds.…

Read more All aboard the struggle bus! Or boat. Or train. It’s your choice.

Today Cruelty Free International announced that CoverGirl has become the world’s largest certified cruelty-free makeup brand. Cruelty Free International, formerly the ‘British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection’, has existed for over a century and from its inception has aimed to end experimentation of any kind on animals. They’ve awarded their Leaping Bunny Certification to…

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We’re one day from Halloween, my most favorite holiday of the entire year! I also like Christmas, but for completely different reasons. Have you ever noticed that gross things come out at Halloween? We decorate with bugs, bats, and brains, among lots of other weird, gross things. I can’t even tell you how many Halloween…

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Dan and I are home this weekend, mostly for his youngest sister’s wedding, but a good friend of mine, a member of the Gangsters, was also performing in a stage version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s playing Eddie/Dr. Scott, and last night was opening night; I couldn’t miss it. If you’ve never seen…

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I haven’t talked much about this here, but I don’t have children. I don’t want children and never have. The thought of being responsible for the survival of a tiny, helpless tyrant on a full-time basis is basically my worst nightmare. As such, the Halloween season seems to be the ideal time to talk about…

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