Gwyneth Paltrow Is Right!

Gwyneth Paltrow, public blonde person, has come under fire for complaining about how hard it is to be a rich and famous movie star. Again. This time, instead of moaning about how much easier it would be to work in a cubicle in Peoria ...Read More

Ten Things I Learned in Europe

When I was sixteen years old, my Latin teacher organized a summer trip to Europe. I really, really wanted to go. I suppose I didn’t think too much about the fact that we were pretty poor. Divorced, underemployed mom and four teenage kids? Yep, ...Read More

Vegan Tales

Each winter I contemplate becoming vegetarian. Partially because of Lent (fasting and general abstemiousness are a big part of preparing for Easter for me) and partially because I don’t really trust industrial meat processing. I blame Morgan Spurlock, the documentary maker who produced “Supersize ...Read More
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