Women’s March on Washington Diary – Video Footage

I’m beginning to recover from the sheer exhaustion of travelling from Minnesota to DC (and back again) in the space of 36 hours for the Women’s March on Washington. Here is a series of video footage I took documenting my day at the Women’s March, which experts estimate at least 500,000 women attended. Arriving at our… Read More

Maybe She’s Born With it, Maybe it’s Mary Kay

This past weekend, I was privy to the experience that is a Mary Kay event. I came away with some weird, confused, but positive feelings. I’m still asking, why did I go? Here’s how it all started… My fiance and I are planning for our wedding, but it’s not for another year and half. However,… Read More

Unbreakable Kimmy: “Females are strong as hell!”

March 6th will henceforth be known as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Day”, so sayeth I! This brand spanking new, Tina Fey brain child premiered as a Netflix Original on Friday, and I have already binged on the first ten episodes. Kimmy Schmidt is a 29 year old woman who has spent the last fifteen years of her… Read More

Women, Armor, and Magic the Gathering

I did a lot of researching for this post. What I was looking for were opinions on Magic: The Gathering’s representation of women. Because there are so many cards, I was hoping to find a perspective from someone who has been playing the game for awhile and who knows almost all of them. I only… Read More

Wherefore Art Thou “Leader”?

President’s Day is a reminder to reflect on history and, of course, on our presidents.  As a woman, I’m rather conflicted on this. It’s not that I can’t identify with any of our leaders or have some sort of crazed “every male leader is irrelevant” mind-set. However, I find it dull from a historian’s perspective.… Read More

Why You Need A Tanya Huff Shelf

There is a Tanya Huff book to fulfill any possible speculative fiction need. She can write in any genre she chooses and does them all well. Missing the first time you ventured into Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar or Katharine Kerr’s Deverry? The world of Huff’s Quarters series will give you plots, counterplots and magic rooted in… Read More