“A writer is someone who is interested in all the arts, in politics, and of course the psychology of people. Someone passionate about everything.”
– Susan Sontag, Radio France Interview (“Regarding Susan Sontag,” from HBO)

An excerpt from the latest book by Taylor Marsh:

…It’s one thing to want a traditional relationship in the old-fashioned sense of the word. That type of traditional relationship often doesn’t make room for a woman who has her own life and career going for her, too. If you’re self-employed, you have a better chance of juggling everything, but if not, some careers are very competitive, and women have to sacrifice a lot to have them, including time with their children. It’s also not like the workplace is a friendly place for women who still have most of the responsibilities at home. This can often mean the man has to pick up the slack and be graceful while doing it. The woman still sacrifices a lot for her choice to have a marriage, children and a career, which some people describe as “having it all.” […] …The age issue is critical, because in American society it’s seen as gross to hear or have a discussion about older women and men being sexually active. There is almost a cultural lust for media reports and storylines that celebrate hot, young passion. That two people over fifty would be using erotic movies, sex toys and fashion to excite one another has been traditionally seen as unseemly. Sex once was thought to be unimportant for women over fifty, which is likely why so many men over fifty were starting second families. […]

Podcast: Book introduction audio and commentary of "The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen - Relationship Secrets from the Trenches.

Podcast: Introductory book audio reading, with commentary, from The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen – Relationship Secrets from the Trenches.

Dick Morris Anti-Hillary Super PAC a Bust in 2014

MULTIPLE REPORTS reveal that the efforts of hyper aggressive anti-Hillary hater Dick Morris were a bust in 2014.

Dave Weigel with the write-up.

Sixteen months ago, to some fanfare, Dick Morris re-entered the anti-Clinton fray with […]

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Unity Rally Celebrating Liberty, and Those Who Would Police Speech

WHEN THE “I’m not Charlie” emails from Al Jazeera surfaced a new chapter in discussing the French terrorist attacks was opened. It was joined by activist Sally Kohn, who opines that speech comes […]

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Fox’s “Empire” Debuts Big with Taraji P. Henson, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Timbaland

Let’s be real: no one flipped to Fox last night (Jan. 7) to watch the season 14 premiere of American Idol. (Sorry, J.Lo.) Check the preliminary Nielsen data and basically, any person with a […]

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Standoff in France, Assault in Progress, Suspect Linked to AQAP *Updated*

“France is living through a trial, when we see the worst massacre of this kind in the last 50 years,” President Francois Hollande said Friday. “It shows when a newspaper is attacked that it’s […]

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A Brit’s View: Ched Evans in the “Atheltic” Wilderness

It’s time for a Ched Evans update as events surrounding the convicted rapist have escalated again, to the point where I really, REALLY, want to hide in a dark room.

Over Christmas there were whispers […]

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Manhunt in France, No One Can Muzzle Freedom of Expression, Humor Over Horror

Authorities earlier identified the three men as Said Kouachi, 34, and Cherif Kouachi, 32, French nationals who are brothers, and Hamyd Mourad, 18. Late Wednesday, French police released photos of the brothers and asked […]

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A Brit’s View: Prince Andrew and the Florida Lawsuit

I watched very little TV, by my standards at least, while back in the UK over Christmas and New Year. Most of the shows were either repeats or just plain awful, I’m looking particularly […]

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Charlie Hebdo Targeted in Paris, 12 Dead, Depictions of Muhammad at Center *Updated*

In another clip on Television station iTELE, they are heard shouting: “We have killed Charlie Hebdo. We have avenged the Prophet Mohammad.” [Reuters]

IN A cunningly ruthless daylight terrorist attack, the famed satirical newspaper Charlie […]

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Jamie Dornan and What “Fifty Shades of Grey” Whispers to Men About Women

“I’m an extremely liberal person, I don’t give a f***. If people are into that they’re into that. By the way, if people make such a hoo-hah about the violence against women aspect of […]

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