Trying my Hand at Limericks

While I can knit together a phrase, I did not knit this replica of the opening to a vagina. Got it from - where else? - Pintrest.

Today, I'm so sad to see Clitoris Awareness Week COME to an end. Last Friday, though, I decided to show my reverence by trying my HAND at some poetry. Yes, at Lefty POP, a site where I do my some of my CHEEKIEST work, I helped people peek under the HOOD of this magical organ. Rather than simply pay it LIP service, I felt poetry would help me go DEEP into the subject matter. I chose limerick form, because, of course, it begins with "L" "I" and ends with "C" "K." Not to brag, but one friend called … [Read more...]

Celebrating #Patheos5Years! Happy Birthday to Diversity and Conversation!

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Ahhhh - I remember when Patheos was just a gleam in it's father's eye...no...no...that's not true...Ahhhh - Patheos - you don't look a DAY over Four Years Old...no...no...that's not right, either...Ooooo!  Patheos!  You look GREAT!!!  Have you had some WORK DONE??? Sigh. Nope. Not that, either.How about this?Dear Patheos,I remember when I was first introduced to you by my friend, John Shore. He was moving his own blog, and establishing a group blog for Unfundamentalist Ch … [Read more...]

This Week in Sexism…

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Who doesn't love a sexism round-up? I know I do! I even love WRITING sexism round-ups. So that's what I did on Friday at Lefty Pop. Enjoy! Or get pissed! Or both!This Week In Sexism on Lefty Pop … [Read more...]

Are Ukrainian Jews Political Pawns or Actual Targets?

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As I sat in my kitchen, munching on matzah crack (chocolate-covered matzah, for the uninitiated) as my sole tribute to the Passover holiday, I struggled to absorb the news of that bastard in Kansas City who targeted Jews with his guns (and the Missouri MAYOR who agrees with him.) Then I read this afternoon that in Ukraine, Jews exiting their Erev Passover synagogue services were handed flyers demanding they "register" their religion and property with the government.In an extremely v … [Read more...]

Invocation

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As a Jew, I've sat through my share of interminable sermons.  I've endured excruciatingly long bar mitzvah services and naming ceremonies.  Having a Catholic husband has also exposed me to long masses and wordy pre-meal prayers.  Now, I'm not really the praying type.  However, I'm very happy to respect the prayer rituals of those around me and bow my head to contemplate what is being said.  After all - I figure, "There's gotta be something in here I can agree with...I can go along with that...I c … [Read more...]

American Blogger – A Trailer Review

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I recently watched a trailer for the new “documentary” coming out called “American Blogger.” Documentary is in quotation marks because it should really be called an “advertisement.” No, no, I realize a trailer is an advertisement for a movie, but based on the trailer’s impression, what I’m saying is that it seems the actual movie will be more of an advertisement of their cross-country “journey” and “brand” than a documentary...Read the rest of my review of the trailer over at Lefty Pop, and b … [Read more...]

Quiz Me.

“Who am I, at this stage in my life?” I wondered.I was feeling that middle-aged malaise...dissatisfied, reaching for something but I didn’t quite know what. So I did what any rational, college-educated woman of my stature would do. I took quizzes on Facebook to figure it out. Scary Mommy quizzes, Buzzfeed quizzes, Zimbio quizzes - you name it. Here are the conclusive, if surprising results.According to the Scary Mommy quiz, I should have only two children. This is problematic, not only be … [Read more...]

Spider Meets Winshield.

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Once upon a time, I was driving to pick up my son from baseball tryouts.  Then I had company looking at me from the other side of the windshield.  Here is the poorly drawn story of our relationship.We were at a red light.  She seemed happy to see me.Then the light turned green. Red light.Green light.Red light.Green light.The end. … [Read more...]

Say It With Me: “I Believe You.” (trigger warning – child molestation)

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I don't pretend to know what happened in the colossally fucked-up family dynamic into which Dylan Farrow had the misfortune of being born. I realize our legal system was originally set up to make it harder to convict someone than to acquit him or her. In practice, this allows for great travesties of justice unserved, but in theory, I believe that is still how it should be. All I have is my gut feeling - this is all ANYONE has, except for the perpetrator and the victim of a crime in which there … [Read more...]

Mama Mika and Papa Joe

Here's how I imagine the conversation between Mika and Joe (of Morning Joe) and Governor Chris Christie went.  It's over on Lefty Pop.  :) … [Read more...]


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