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Out of Proportions
July 5, 2010 – 12:10 am | Comments
Out of Proportions

But the idealist that lives inside me somewhere beyond my totally unacceptable 5 foot 6 (and a half), 160 pound frame still believes that I deserve the same sort of care as the teeny tiny girls I compete with each day. In fact, maybe a little bit more.

I don’t expect special treatment or even to be outfitted in a particularly nice costume. But, really? I wear a size 10. Give me a break.

First Choice
July 3, 2010 – 9:43 pm | Comments
First Choice

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We are responsible for making our life what we want it to be.  It is our choice if we go to college, what city …

Madame Secretary, would you be so kind as to clean up the Spill?
July 2, 2010 – 7:50 pm | Comments
Madame Secretary, would you be so kind as to clean up the Spill?

With the approach of Tropical Storm Alex last weekend the need to quickly resolve the crisis in the Gulf became even more apparent. Oil is spewing forth from the well so quickly experts can not …

Love in the age of mobility
July 1, 2010 – 7:17 am | Comments

It can be a great thing, globalization. Much as I’m up for railing against its evils, it sure as hell has some upsides to it. I mean, not even to mention the joys of the …

The Drug of Choice
June 30, 2010 – 3:28 pm | Comments
The Drug of Choice

I’ve recently been living in the woods in northeast Pennsylvania, an area with sporadic internet access, no TV, and very little to do other than develop oneself intellectually and emotionally through a process of deep …

The (Online) Buffalo Exchange of Romance
June 29, 2010 – 9:29 pm | Comments
The (Online) Buffalo Exchange of Romance

Online dating – it’s got a bad rap, even still. Sure, it’s impersonal, a little tacky, and potentially creepy, but think of it as a Virtual Outlet Mall (VOM). In a recession everyone wants the …

Un-Academic Summer Reading
June 29, 2010 – 3:01 pm | Comments
Un-Academic Summer Reading

Every summer at around the same time, the same thing appears on my dresser. Slowly, but surely, three piles of books appear. Each pile varies in size throughout the summer, but if I show restraint, …

What is a Choister?
June 29, 2010 – 1:12 pm | Comments
What is a Choister?

What is a Choister? Claire Williams (co-author of the book The Choice Effect: Love and Commitment in an Age of Too Many Options) explains the meaning behind the word and how to determine if you’re in fact a Choister—and what to do when you just can’t decide.