- October 30
- Writer, editor, columnist, producer, parent, activist, former elected official and lifelong Deadhead.
I mainly write about politics, pop culture & tech, but my dream is to work with David Simon on any of his projects.
I'm pretty sure he doesn't read this blog, so if you know him please have his people get with my people.
Oh yeah - and I've got a killer memoir inside of me that's gonna win a pulitzer prize someday.
MY RECENT POSTS
- How to Spend the Longest Day
June 20, 2012 12:16PM
- Happy Father's Day...to Me!
June 17, 2012 01:59PM
- Why Democracy Will Never Be a
July 07, 2011 03:18PM
- Shame to Fame: The Meteoric
Rise of a Murderess
July 08, 2011 08:57AM
- Bachmann, Angle, Palin:
Triumvirate of Tea Party
June 29, 2011 12:37PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Maybe people should look
more scornfully at mothers
fathers giving their
June 17, 2012 05:43PM
- “Tom & Lunchlady,
thanks to you both as well for
and commenting. It
June 17, 2012 05:14PM
- “I went through a similar
phase after my divorce almost
years ago. But
June 17, 2012 04:50PM
- “Great piece! Heard about
this anniversary yesterday and
does the 40 year
June 17, 2012 04:40PM
- “Thanks so much Stathi
Stathi, jmac & asia rein.
back out to the yard
June 17, 2012 04:25PM
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It's the Solstice.
The longest day of the year.
The first official day of Summer.
Like our ancestors did.
Or like a farmer.
Or a pagan.
Take the day off from your cubicle or mind-numbing desk job.
Turn off the TV.
Forget about Romney vs. Obama,… Read full post »
I've been a single mother for the last quarter century. And I don't mean shared custody, weekend visits with Dad or any of that. My sons' father has been completely absent their entire lives. That bas… Read full post »
I missed Obama's Twitter Town Hall last week - the first ever held. I actually love Twitter, but I like my discussions about substantive policy issues done in complete sentences.
While Twitter's immediacy and randomness make for a perfect communication medium in our… Read full post »
With supporters like these, who needs detractors?
I normally try to be supportive of other women in politics in spite of their party or positions since I was once in politics myself. Like Sarah Palin, I'm a former small town mayor. As far as commonalities with her, the bus st… Read full post »
In a world where an elected official several steps away from the highest office in the land is stupid enough to randomly tweet his erect penis, and the Kardashian girls get richer everyday just by prancing around on E! for millions of viewers, it’s abundantly clear we're a s… Read full post »
Breaking News: I've dipped my toe into the murky wading pool of Nevada state politics and I'm proud to report I survived covering my first major event - a meeting of the Republican State Central Committee.
You see, I'm working hard to get myself up to speed on the issues and the… Read full post »
Joel Kaplan joins FB's growing D.C. staff of high-powered pols
As part of its ever maturing political strategy and increased presence in the nation’s capitol, Facebook has enlisted former Bush deputy chief of staff Joel Kaplan to lead their lobbying efforts. He is scheduled… Read full post »
My house was the local hippie crash pad and I liked it that way. Conveniently located near the corner of 17th St. and Arapahoe in Boulder, it was close to campus, a quick hop to the downtown mall and two short blocks away from Liquor Mart. Whether you were headed/… Read full post »
A few years back I posted a Facebook update declaring my growing annoyance with the “find singles near you” ads that seemed to be multiplying daily on the right side of my profile page. One of my self-righteous “friends” commented immediately: “Beth, you have no… Read full post »
This is how crazy our world is right now: “The Donald” has trumped Charlie Sheen as the most “listened to” man in America for the past few weeks.
What he is saying is ridiculous, but we’re still hanging on his every word. Or at least the media is. Don't we… Read full post »
The mobile advertising company, Adzookie, is looking to help struggling homeowners by turning their homes into billboards.&… Read full post »
Here’s a dilemna most men never have. What to call themselves.
I had my birth name/maiden name for roughly 24 years. Then I took my first husband’s name. When we divorced and I took my old name back as fast as I could.
Then I got married again and took… Read full post »
I'm here today to say, unabashedly, that the Rachel Zoe Project is the worst thing that has ever happened to TV and possibly to western civilization. Her sudden appearance and meteoric rise as the go-to stylist to the stars is a solid indication that we may be destined to witness the d… Read full post »
I understand that frequent posting here is important and an essential component of OS decorum. Forgive me. As you know, life gets in the way. Kids, dogs, home upkeep and finances get in the way. My paying job gets in the way. I get in my way.
So much has happened in… Read full post »
Yesterday, a three judge panel in California ruled that the Department of Corrections must release 40,591 prisoners from the system due to substandard medical and mental health care and severely overcrowded conditions.
California's prison system is operating at 190 percent… Read full post »
“Upon the clothes behind the tenement, That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines, Linking each flat, but to each indifferent, Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines"
The summer of 1968 in Ohio was stifling hot and seemed to last forever… Read full post »
Oregon’s House of Representatives voted June 29th to legalize the cultivation of hemp, joining North Dakota, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky and Montana in lifting barriers on its production. In all, fifteen states have passed some form of legislation rela… Read full post »
Blog posts are eastern time ...it's still August 1 in California
25 minutes of 1981 Dead from Germany. I picked it because it's Estimated Prophet into He's Gone...I mean do I need to explain?
Just take the time and enjoy.
Because it's Jerry's Birthday. And if you don't mind… Read full post »
If I hadn't googled myself, I wouldn't have discovered that my post from last week had become the subject of a blog post and ensuing discussion on Mothertalkers.com.
What surprised me most was the number of comments (29) it generated and their length.
In general, the commenters didn't agree wit… Read full post »
I was startled out of complacency yesterday as I listened to a story about dolphin slaughter in Japan on Terry Gross' NPR program Fresh Air.
"The Cove" directed by Louie Psihoyos, won an Audience Award at Sundance early this year, but is just now cracking the mainstream and will surely… Read full post »
There we sat in the Wanderlust Festival VIP lounge looking out at the majestic peaks of Squaw Valley rising around us, sipping cold beer and chillin' for a bit when all of the sudden in walks Adrian Grenier.
If you don't know who Grenier is, you're probably a little… Read full post »
For Deadheads, this time of year is both joyous and heart wrenching.We celebrate Jerry Garcia's birthday (8/1/42) and commemorate his passing (8/9/1995). The way fate would have it and Jerry would have wanted it, the anniversaries have melded together seamlessly over the years and given ri/… Read full post »
Last night I watched the re-broadcast of Walter Cronkite's historic coverage of the moon landing in 1969 and became blubberingly nostalgic for the technologically uncluttered days of my youth. The simplicity of a man sitting at a desk reporting the news while looking straight into the camera is… Read full post »
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