Monthly Archives: January 2012

Turning 50 with Demi Moore, and Figuring Out What Matters


I first “met” her when my boyfriend showed me a copy of Oui Magazine. She was a virtually unknown pin-up girl and she graced the cover, her first ever. My boyfriend had picked up the magazine because the brown-haired, olive-skinned teenager on … Continue reading

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OMG, Heidi Klum and Seal Split: Our Cultural Obsession with Celebrity “Storybook Marriages”


Earlier this week Huffington Post announced what had been rumored for days: that Heidi Klum and Seal, the celeb couple touted as having perhaps the storybookiest marriage of them all, are splitting. When I scanned the “Heidi Klum and Seal” trending … Continue reading

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More on Trolls: Like, Should You Ever Listen to Them?


There is no I-Thou moment with a troll. A true troll will never be smacked atop his gnarled head with a lightening bolt of realization that you, the addle-brained blogger, are entitled to your own opinion. Trolls don’t seek to … Continue reading

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Joanna Schroeder’s Blogger Space


Joanna Schroeder is a fellow Good Men Project contributor who also co-writes a clever, modern, and sexy sex-and-dating blog called She Said He Said. Check out both her physical and non-physical Blogger Spaces below. My blogging space is in my mind. … Continue reading

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Dooce Divorce


“Dooce Divorce” was the search engine referral that began to appear on my site stats page a couple weeks ago. This was my first glimmer that the power-blogging husband and wife team Heather and Jon Armstrong, aka Dooce and Blurb, … Continue reading

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Justin Cascio’s Blogger Space


Justin Cascio blogs about social issues, gender issues, and food. He has a knack for finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. I love the way he talks about his dining table in this piece and if I ever find myself in … Continue reading

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Is Your Blog Stalked by Trolls? Here’s Why


I belong to a group of mom bloggers and it is not uncommon for one of us to Facebook the rest of us and ask for “nice comments” on a post to offset the vitriol being vomited upon the comment … Continue reading

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Jennifer Prestholdt’s Blogger Space


Jennifer Prestholdt is a human rights lawyer and fellow Open Salon blogger. I first became aware of her when her funny, whip-smart  “Raising Boys Not to Be Total Jerks” post went viral and garnered the wrath of internet trolls who … Continue reading

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Sick in Bed with Penelope Trunk


I spent New Year’s Day in bed with a violent headache and a full-body malaise of unknown origin since I’d had just one glass of wine the night before. I was convinced I had acquired meningitis, or a brain tumor, … Continue reading

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