The International Museum of Women invites YOU to be a part of Imagining Ourselves, an online global exhibit featuring art, photographs, essays and film by young women in their 20s and 30s answering the question, "What defines your generation?"

If you have a story to tell, images to share, a voice that wants to be heard, we welcome your submission. We are accepting film, audio, images and text on these issues: War and Dialogue, Young Men, Motherhood, Image and Identity and for an Online Film Festival. Get to know our exhibit by going to our site and clicking on the Imagining Ourselves exhibit.

Read stories, view artwork and film and listen to music and spoken word from the many young women from all around the world.

Be inspired. Get involved. Take action.

Visit the International Museum of Women online here!


Friday Link Love - Post-Noer Edition

This week's fan mail goes out to the divine Kirsten Osolind and her blog, re:invention.

Billed as "a toolbox for & about enterprising women," this blog is one-stop shopping for your career and business needs. In addition to Kirsten's consistently smart and perceptive posts on issues facing working women, you'll find links upon links to resources ranging from networking groups and recommended vendors to business incubators and franchise opportunities. It doesn't seem to end - keep scrolling and you'll find help for all your marketing and branding questions and much, much more.

This blog is an embarrassment of riches and a must-bookmark site for anyone who is truly interested in understanding the latest stats, trends and buzz in and about women-owned businesses.


BlogHer Conference

Women's blogs branch out
Conference turnout expected to double

BlogHer is many things to many women. It's a community, a conference, and since May, it'san advertising network. The second edition of the conference will be Friday and Saturday in San Jose. Camahort said Friday's sessions are sold out, and organizers are expecting at least 700 on Saturday, more than double last year's turnout.

Both men and women are welcome, but only women will take the stage as speakers, panelists or discussion leaders.

"We're focusing on what women are accomplishing," Camahort said.

BlogHer was born in early 2005, when Camahort and co-founders Lisa Stone and Jory des Jardins got fed up with males in the blogosphere asking, "Where are all the women bloggers?"

The question became a rallying cry.

The answer? They were everywhere, but it wasn't always that easy to find them.

Yes we are everywhere! And for the second year in a row, and with me in the Bay Area and should be one of the lucky one that can attend, I won't be. They will not hear my pleas to move this event to another weekend. Both times have been planned during my younger son's birthday weekend and priorities in life you know.

Perhaps next year I will luck out.

But for those of you lucky enough to go, please share with us how it went. And I'll post links here of sites that blog about the conference.

Of course, you can find all the info at BlogHer.


Irreverent Musings...

A Good Reason to Support Invisible Unicorns

I spent the last week as staff member at Camp Quest, a week-long summer camp aimed at the children of atheists, agnostics, and other varieties of non-believers. The experience was all varieties of nifty due to a fantastic assortment of staff, kids, and programs.

A good article about the camp is Camp: "It's Beyond Belief", the somewhat awful subtitle and inaccurate statement that we teach children that there is no god not withstanding.


Friday Link Love - Special Brush Fire Edition

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.

~ Samuel Adams
These blogs have sparked brush fires in my mind this week...

In Debt-Free and Financially Fit: How I'm Digging Myself Out of This Hell Hole, $1 at a Time, your hostess Debt-Free Renee describes her situation: "In debt way too long. It's time to get out. This is my story." In addition to her own fearless self-examination and true stories of stressing, spending and saving, she also has an abundance of links to personal finance and other resources dedicated to helping readers in "facing fears, losing debt and improving finances." Definitely worth a read for those who want their paycheck to go toward their life - not their creditors.

In My Open Wallet, "Madame X," an anonymous single New Yorker in her mid-30s, tells the world how much money she makes and what she spends it on...and how much of it she saves. Talk about gutsy.

Her well-written and well-researched posts explore how she budgets, her quest to buy a home, her financial goals and ambitions, and anything else that relates to money (like, what is amortization, anyway?) Check it out to meet - and be inspired by - a real-life working woman whose net worth is most definitely on the upswing!

I laugh out loud - with relief, mostly - reading Overexcitable, a lively and sharp blog that endeavors to make the working world safe for women geniuses, or as the blog's author Jo Jo more eleoquently puts it, "Why blog? Lofty aim: reduce prejudice against gifted/high IQ people by daily exposure to one such individual. Humble aim: stop annoying family and friends."

By turns, brilliant, bold and self-effacing - and occasionally all at once - she explores the loneliness that comes with being labeled "gifted," the importance of living an authentic life, and the freedom that comes from creating your own rules. If you're gifted, you'll be grateful for a soulmate; and if you believe you are not - at least in the way it's conventionally defined - and tend to find those who are gifted to be profoundly irritating...take a walk in these shoes. There's plenty of compassion to go around.


Friday Link Love - Post-Independence Day Edition

This week's BlogsByWomen recommended reads:

If you like storytelling and personal narrative, check out Schmutzie's Milkmoney or Not, Here I Come. This blog has a crisp, clean design that lets you concentrate on her wonderful writing. Get yourself to a comfy chair and read about chips and chocolate milk for lunch, composing haikus about friends, the pros and cons of living near a meth house, and why pirates can leave the yard. Where's her book, already?

Did you know only 5% of bloggers are over 50? Ou est les Boomers?

Boston-based journalist Rhea is one of the few Boomer voices in the blogosphere. Lucky for readers, she's good. Really good.

At The Boomer Chronicles, she's created a fun, fast-paced and fascinating blog full of bite-size tidbits on topics ranging from funky alternative jobs (including baking pound cakes, opening a plant rental business or being a "How's My Driving?" 800-number-phone-answerer) to retirement planning to the up side of being a Grup. Whether you're a Boomer, Boomer-adjacent, or just hate the word/concept/zeitgeist of Boomer, you'll find something cool.

Friday Link Love

Check out our recent discoveries:

Boss Lady: Because women run businesses - fresh new blog by Lauren Bacon & Emira Mears, two brilliant women in Vancouver who also run the divine Raised Eyebrow Web Studio. Smart, sassy, Canadian. What's not to love?

FunnyBusiness: Real Stories about Real People who have Real Jobs. - This sharp and sometimes surreal blog about business management is by BlogHer Contributing Editor and terrific writer and journalist Elana Centor, who says:

The focus of this blog is on the story, not who is telling it, or what company the story is about...These are real stories, about real people, who work real jobs, for real organizations....If you have a story that you want to share, share with me.

I could not make this stuff up. Not the shenanigans, not the showstopping, not the hidden agendas, and definitely not the policy statements.

Read her blog and still want more Elana? Of course you do. So check out her podcasts, too!

And make sure to visit the meta-blog, BlogSheroes: The Feminist Bloggers Network, managed by the tall, slinky, gorgeous and smart-smart-smart Blog Diva Liza Sabater.

Liza who runs a number of other great blogs, including Culturekitchen and The Daily Gotham. What is BlogSheroes about? Says Liza:

[Our] mission is to facilitate promotional, professional and development opportunities for feminist bloggers. We do so by managing The Feminist BlogAds Network; by serving as a directory of feminist bloggers and networks; as well as a clearinghouse of resources that will empower feminist bloggers to better support their writing as careers or new media business ventures.

No matter your politics, no matter your point of view, stop by these sites, read some posts, make a comment or three. Join a discussion. Be heard!

Can't Stop the Serenity

Can't Stop the Serenity

Joss Whedon's Serenity on the big screen.
On Joss Whedon's birthday.
To benefit Joss Whedon's favorite charity, Equality Now.

There are two ways to fight a battle like ours. One is to whisper in the ear of the masses, try subtlely and gradually to change the gender expectations and mythic structures of our culture. That's me. The other is to step up and confront the thousands of atrocities that are taking place around the world on an immediate, one-by-one basis. That's a great deal harder, and that's Equality Now. It's not about politics; it's about basic human decency.
- Joss Whedon

Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure. Issues of concern to Equality Now include:


Link found at Shakespeare's Sister.

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Batwoman: 50 Years Later

Batwoman, who first appeared in July 1956, has not been seen since September 1979 when she was killed by the League of Assassins and the Bronze Tiger.

However, according to our friends at the BBC, she's back, with a new look - and a new outlook:

Comic book heroine Batwoman is to make a comeback as a "lipstick lesbian" who moonlights as a crime fighter, a DC Comics spokesman has confirmed.

Batwoman - real name Kathy Kane - will appear in "52," a year-long DC Comics publication that began this month. In her latest incarnation, she is a rich socialite who has a romantic history with another "52" character, ex-police detective Renee Montoya.

[Other "52" characters] include Mexican teenager Blue Beetle - who replaces the character's previous white incarnation - and the Great Ten, a government-sponsored team of Chinese superheroes.

Regular characters Firestorm and The Atom, meanwhile, have been reinvented as black and Asian heroes respectively.

You go, girl.

Dignity. Period!

I checked this out, and sadly, it's all true. A note from Sokwanele, a civic action support group in Zimbabwe:

We've posted up an article on our blog highlighting a campaign being run for Zimbabwean women who are unable to buy sanitary ware in Zimbabwe (the campaign is called "Dignity.Period!")

Lack of hygienic products leads to health risks through infection, and consequently reduced life-expectancy if the women is HIV positve etc. It's an appalling reality for women in Zimbabwe.

This is a campaign which international people are able to help with (so many people simply don't know what they can do to help Zimbabwe even if they want to) and we wondered if you'd help us to publicise awareness of this. We'd also appreciate suggestions of who else we should contact to ask for help and would welcome your ideas on how else we can spread the word.

Very best wishes,


Reading the post about this on their blog, including a article about this horrific situation in The Sunday Times (UK), my stomach twisted. It's sometimes hard to remember how big the world is, and that things like this happen to women even now, in 2006.

Please consider helping them get the word out, and build their mailing list by asking your friends to subscribe to their newsletter. They can do so automatically via their website, or send an email to newsletter [at] sokwanele dot com.

If you want to do a bit more, you can read information on about the campaign on the ACTSA website or make a secure online donation to the campaign here.



Mom Blogs

ClubMom brings to you some of the best mom bloggers who are writing in an array of authentic voices on the topics you care about most - from losing weight to homeschooling to raising a teen.

Great list of female bloggers here. Please take the time to check them out.

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The Dark and Moody Chicks


If you think people are getting less sexist, just look to the reaction Rosie O'Donnell's new gig on The View has been getting (just do a blog search for Rosie O'Donnell).

Click over to read what she has to say, as well as see the comic.

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Queenie's Daughter

Republicans Welcome!

Dear Republican Friends:

We here at Queenie's Daughter understand your pain. You have been so devoted and loyal to your party and now that your party has betrayed you with lies, corruption and incompetence, you do not know where to turn.

You feel so many emotions now: rage, anger, shame - but most of all the confusion ...

You'll have to click over to read the rest and to check out all the links she is linking to.

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Another Cartoon Brouhaha

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I was surprised by the offense some women bloggers were sharing about this cover art for an Austin (TX) newspaper:

Queens of Cyberspace

I was tickled by Matsu's equally retro art in response, though I'm pretty sure that wasn't her intention:

Feminist humor

Of course, none of us has spoken to the artist, so each of us is making up our own version of the piece...

And what I make up is that this artist's tongue-in-cheek sensibility led him or her to create a piece that equates the anxiety that the late-1950's-strong-sexy-about-to-become-women's-libbers caused the status the anxiety being caused by the fact that women have "discovered" technology (once a all-boys' club), and are bending it to their will to forward crazy agendas like (gasp) community. I think it's hilarious in that it's so obviously dated, and so clearly plays with the idea of women and power.

As we say at the New Charm School, it's all made up anyway. It's human nature to fill in blanks when we don't have all the data. So why not make up that it's something that will change the world for the better? It's the same amount of work, and you get more accomplished.

Besides, no matter your personal politics, I submit that there are bigger things to get wound up about these days regarding women's rights than a cartoon in a regional newspaper. See also: South Dakota.


Tina's Therapy

another one down...

another pound gone this week...but I'll hold fire with the ticker factory thingy in case another pound disappears overnight.

Funny, I never thought I'd crack comfort eating but my reltionship with food has completely changed in the last 7 weeks. I am, at last, able to eat just when I'm hungry (even with PMT!), and when I do eat, my portion sizes are less than half what they used to be, and what I choose to eat is so much better for me.

Strangely enough, I have also gone off meat. How did I ever enjoy chicken? It's so dry and tasteless!

I try to compensate with other protein sources like beans, chickpeas, dairy foods, and as of today, hummus (spelling?)

and as always there is more ...

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when you're not around threesomes aren't normal...

breasts and ovaries

In October my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Around Halloween - about two hours before my friends and I were having a Halloween party - she called to tell me that she was having a mastectomy less than a week later. Strangely enough, I dressed up at the party as a lactating mother. The next week my mother had one breast removed, and had the second biopsied for the third time - the first two times they were unable to get a conclusive result. It turned out that the other breast also had a cancerous lump. Three weeks later, she had that breast removed as well. She is 49 years old - not terribly young for breast cancer, but young enough to indicate an elevated risk for future cancer and for breast cancer in her daughter (me). Her age, along with the rarity of having cancer in both breasts at the same time, is enough to make the doctors quite concerned that she has a gene mutation. If she does have that mutation, it is highly recommended that she have a full hysterectomy to protect against ovarian cancer and cancer in the small amount of breast tissue she has left. After the hysterectomy, she will not be able to take any hormones, as this might increase the risk of cancer. She is now arranging to get the test.

there is more ...

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In Today's News: Women Bloggers Wear Black Negligees!

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From the good people at Gawker:

The Daily’s much-anticipated photo spread on New York blogger chicks is out today.

Yes, this is what we all look like.

You can read the article here.


What's New on BlogsByWomen

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Hey, Blogging Goddesses -

I'm Jennifer, the new owner of BlogsByWomen and TheNewJane. When I'm not blogging, I'm a women's career strategist, author and speaker based in Los Angeles, and I publish a monthly ezine called Success Tips for Gutsy Women designed to give women the tips, tricks and tools they need to have a great career on their own terms (you didn't know?!? Honey, get yourself to my blog and subscribe!).

In fact, my blog, The New Charm School is, in fact, a spinoff of that newsletter, since I had things to say more than once a month (quelle surprise - NOT). You have my baby seester to thank (or blame) for getting me into blogging, and the inspirational gang at BlogHer to strapping me in permanently.

So there I was, minding my own business in late December, in that dangerous lull between decadently opening lots of presents and virtuously shedding bad habits, I got a bee in my bonnet about reaching even more women online, and making sure those women had the tools they needed to connect with others online. So I contacted Genia and up and bought the websites BlogsByWomen (and its blog) and TheNewJane.

You may have noticed the small changes we've made so far on the main BlogsByWomen site, including deleting a number of splogs and dead links, and adding images to the directory. In the last few weeks, the directory has grown to include more than 1,000 women bloggers from North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. I'm looking forward to welcoming many more after our upcoming Extreme Makeover of the site to make it more useful and visually appealing...including redesigning the category taxonomy and adding a friendly how-to section for new bloggers with tips on tagging, traffic exchange, the mysteries of ranking, and more (and having the accurate number of listed blogs show up in the blog sidebar, LOL).

We'll be retooling TheNewJane as an online "magazine" for working women, and my monthly ezine will be rebranded as TheNewJane, featuring tidbits and quick links to the greatest hits from that site.

And the BlogsByWomen blog will get a major makeover this spring, too, from a network of women bloggers posting daily on topics from careers to gadgets to parenting to dating tips (for your teen, yourself, or yourself as the parent of a teen :-) ). I can't wait!

If you are interested in writing feature articles for TheNewJane, or would like to join the network currently forming for this blog, please drop me a note at jennifer [at] jenniferinc dot com, with "Yes! I want to write!" in the subject line.

Shameless plug: If you are a woman and write a blog with original content, and have been blogging for more than one week and have at least five posts, you can get added to our directory using this link. An actual human will read it (probably me!) and let you know when it is approved. See you in the blogosphere!


Grey Matter Oeuvre

All my errors and imperfections

All my errors and imperfections
Create threads, wires under my skin.
Each one has tangled,
Drawn up my flesh,
Into a constant cringe.

Every trivial folly or past moment's sin,
Each fault that I still cannot shake,
Hangs from my elbows,
Clings to my heels,
And brings me to tire and to quake.

I strive to evolve, to grow and reach,
While held back by ties and regret.
No ropes bind me,
No one chains me down,
It's just I who cannot forget.

My religion tells me to forgive myself.
Culture hardly has morals to break.
But, something in me,
Of my own obsessions,
Can never accept a mistake.

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The New Blog School

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As part of the new website screen capture project for this site (which we've owned for just a few weeks), we've looked at over 1000 blogs in the last few days. Wow. Our eyes hurt and our heads hurt, but we are nothing if not noble, so please learn from our pain, and consider these lessons from The New Blog School...

LESSON ONE: Simple Is Best! As a rule, you have 6 seconds to grab our attention...not because we don't like you (we do!), but because we have hundreds of other blogs to review.

So if your blog doesn't load in 6 seconds, we're leaving. We have to. So please don't fill your site with images that are 1 meg each and will take until next week to load.

Have all your images on your own site. Linking to external images will probably fail, probably sooner than later. If you must use a free image hosting service, make sure it delivers images in 6 seconds or less.

NOTE: All of the loading problems to date have come from only two places. AOL Journals and AOL Journals is pretty ugly, but worse than that, AOL did not deliver the images. And if a pageload stalled, it was usually because imageshack did not deliver the image. Shame, shame, shame on them both.

LESSON TWO: Be Considerate. Make your blog useful or informative in some way... pleeease. Good writing can make almost any subject one or the other. Take the time to craft your words.

Do not cut and paste from Word or other word processor. Your page will end up decorated with weird characters and question marks.

Spell check. Especially headlines!

Learn to use the blogging software. Take your time and refuse to be intimidated or confused. Hosted services like Blogger have "control panels" that are designed for ordinary, non-techie people (like most of us), so you should be able to get a decent blog going. Remember, your blog is a reflection of you.

If you use flashing graphics or unneeded javascript animations, or require readers to download plugins to see them, we're probably moving on.

If you have video on your blog and it starts without the reader clicking a button, we're out of there.

If your navigation is still full of "edit me" or "edit this navigation," your blog is not quite done. Spend a bit more time with it, then start marketing it. We'll wait!

And if you must have ads - and we know a girl has to make a living! - please use them tastefully, otherwise you'll look like a splog (spam blog). (We're re-thinking our own ads with this in mind, even as I type.)

LESSON THREE: Design Is Beyond Important. Good design enhances the content and does not hide it "below the scroll". We came to your blog to read your brillant thoughts, so let's get to them! If we can't figure out your blog in 6 seconds, we're on to the next one.

Design for an 800 * 600 screen. If we have to scroll left to right to left to right to read your blog, we're leaving before we get carpal tunnel.

Now, if your page is attractive, you'll likely get more spend than 6 seconds...but if it's covered in 1996 Windows icons, or is wallpapered with one giant photo over and over so we can't read the text, or has 5,000 little pictures all on the main page because you like each and every one of know the rest. Cultivate an air of mystery: keep some of the 5,000 to yourself. :-)

Low contrast or weird contrast text (pink on blue) are hard to read and make our eyes hurt, so if that's your design choice...we'll leave you to it. And we'll leave.

Check your blog in more than one browser. At a minimum, check it in IE and FireFox on Windows. Layouts that may look gorgeous on one browser can fall apart on another.

If you use external services like Technorati, blogads, blogrolling etc., excellent...just put them last in the design. Because if they don't load fast (or at all) they prevent the rest of the HTML after them from rendering, which means an incomplete page - and we're off to go read a complete one. We're fickle like that.

Remember: good design doesn't have to be fancy or expensive (see lesson 1). Keep it simple, think of your reader, and use the tools you have. We can't wait to see what you publish!


Escapee from the Meme Machine

The One Holdover

Yesterday, when I got home to my apartment I found that a window in the living room had fallen out of the casement, knocked over a shelf full of stuff and shattered across the floor. As this is January in Buffalo, it was snowing with 50 mph winds so everything, and I do mean everything, was scattered all over the apartment soaking wet and freezing cold. (luckily my bunny was hiding behind the stove- warm and safe).

I called the super and he came up to put in a temporary replacement while I cleaned up my trashed living room. At some point during our polite small talk he said to me. "You're surprisingly calm. I'd be flipping out right now. What's your secret?"

You'll have to click over to hear her secret ...

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People are Idiots

Happy (Last) Birthday

This morning, California executed a guy minutes after his 76th birthday ended. I can't help but wonder how his final visitors handled the situation. Did they wish him a happy birthday? Did they bring him gifts? (If so, did they keep the receipts)? Hallmark claims to have "cards for every occasion" but I've never seen a "condemned loved one" section in the greeting card aisle. I can only guess this is what some of his cards said:

Front: On this, your birthday, remember...
Inside: Live each day like it's your last!

There is more ...

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Dove's Latest Salvo: Super Bowl XL

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Dove's groundbreaking "Campaign for Real Beauty" began with provocative questions like "Wrinkled?...Or Wonderful?" and "Gray?...Or Gorgeous?"

It went on to share with us those giant pictures of supremely happy, radiant, grown women cavorting in their undies, and begat those crazy-sassy Nike ads about thunder thighs and "My Butt Is Like the Letter C."

I am pleased to report that our mighty Dovelets are still not satisfied. Not by a long shot.


In fact, they want to reach at least 90 million people at once with a message about helping girls accept themselves, and being confident just the way they are. And since Janet Jackson so ably taught us that the Super Bowl is nothing if not a Program Suitable for the Whole Family (hence our Shock and Awe at her partial disrobing), what better opportunity to reach American girls and their parents than Super Sunday?


So on February 5, be prepared for a bit of steak with your sizzle at the commercial break. Of the 51 advertisers who spent $2.4 million each for 30 seconds in front of your eyeballs, this particular one chose to use its time to promote the Dove Self-Esteem Fund, founded to teach girls that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors (and, I hope, ages).

The ad features the Cyndi Lauper hit True Colors, as sung by the Girl Scouts Chorus. And it also features an Asian girl who "wishes she were blonde"...a redhead who "hates her freckles"...and a little girl who simply "thinks she's ugly."

I get a little sniffly just reading that.

Says Dove marketing director Phillippe Harousseau:

Most American people will probably not expect to see an ad about self-esteem in the Super Bowl. The decision to invest the money is in line with the strategic commitment we are making...There will be surprise, and we anticipate that this will be an element of provoking a debate.

Or at least some hugs among the Doritos.

Weird Cake

"Mental pulse"

I think that "mental pulse" might be a better way to describe my ever-changing mood (you know, the whole up-and-down crap that we bipolars have to face on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis). After all, no two bipolars are exactly alike in the quality and frequency of their depressive and manic cycles; therefore, I think that "mood" should be universally replaced with the term mental pulse. So it is written, so shall it be done. Or something like that. Why? Just because I SAID so, that's why!!! ;-)

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One Ping Only

Is that a gun or are you just happy to see me post?

I had a chance to do something today that I've always wanted to do: Go to a shooting range. It was one of those things that I always knew I'd get around to eventually and, thanks to The Best Brother in the Whole Wide World, today was that day.

We went to Reed's, which I just learned when finding that link is the largest indoor range in the SF area. It was surprisingly low-key and, well...I guess the best word is normal; there was no "Soldier of Fortune" feel about it, which put me a lot more at ease, as did the guy behind the counter who looked more like someone I'd expect to be helping me at Micro Center than explaining how to load a revolver.

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BlogsbyWomen and TheNewJane Have SOLD

Jennifer Warwick has purchased both BlogsbyWomen and TheNewJane. Both of these projects were created as part of my MBA capstone research and have served me (and the women's blogging community) very well. I wish I could commit the time I should to these projects; however, my real desires lie in kicking ass in the corporate world.

Thanks to Angie and Mags for everything they've done to keep BlogsbyWomen goin' strong. They were the real magic here. I'm sure they will do a great job for Jennifer. I'll be around to bitch and moan and groan and complain -- and of course I'll still write SistersTalk as usual.

Love ya!



One more reason why the Abramoff scandals will hurt the GOP, no matter how much they try to muddy the waters.

Oh yeah. All those Dems are so-oo in bed with Jack Abramoff and his pal Tom DeLay that they were funding attack ads against other Democrats.

Americans can be uninformed or misinformed, but unfortunately for the GOP, they aren't completely stupid. They may believe that in general both parties have corrupt members, but Libby, DeLay, Abramoff and [insert latest corruption scandal] are so obviously one-sided that they have taken a toll on Bush and the GOP. Abramoff-related indictments are almost certainly (given what we know) going to hit only Republicans that all Dems have to do is ask, "If the Republicans are the only ones being indicted, how could this be a scandal that affects both parties?"

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New Year's Post Roundup

Blog posts highlighting this past year, or well-wishes for the upcoming year are obviously making the rounds this week. Thought I'd highlight a few. Happy New Year!

Lorena at Every Passing Moment reminds us that we are beautiful.

Janey Godley shares with us what she does and doesn't regret.

Dana at Southern Gal Goes North talks about New Year's football games and where she found the inspiration to start writing again.

"Get Well Soon" wishes to Marwa, Maxed Out Mama, and Tina at Cakesniffers Beware!

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