Tania Richard

Tania Richard
Location
Illinois, United States
Birthday
September 01
Title
creative artist
Company
Freelance
Bio
I am a writer, actress, mother, wife, sister, and daughter.

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Some sensitive topics have been bandied about on the internet and I say it needs to stop.
When it comes to issues of child abuse and addiction these are subjects that shouldn't be reduced to the arena of public opinion.

The Daily Beast's Robert B. Weide recently spent an article clarifying mi… Read full post »

 


1) Break it to your kid early and often that you will not be wearing all the bracelets they gift you. Sure the first time it’s easy to react like you just got a blue box from Tiffany’s. But by the twentieth band your child expects the same reaction despite the/…

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 scandal

 

 

 

 

I have been catching up on ABC's Scandal.

 

Scandal is about Olivia Pope, the head of a crisis management company in Washington who happens to be having an affair with the married President of the United States.

 

All sorts of other stuff

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APRIL 2, 2013 11:22AM

Lena Dunham Is Not The Problem

XFINITY offered a Watch-a-thon last week in order to lure more subscribers to the zillions of channels they offer. I grabbed the opportunity and watched the current zeitgeist offering HBO's Girls.

 

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Starring writer-producer-director Lena Dunham, Girls is a polarizingRead full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2013 11:10AM

Giving Up Facebook for Lent



I am Catholic. I'm not very good at it.  I wish I turned to prayer more and my own solutions less.I wish the controversy that plagued the Catholic Church didn't haunt me. Better yet I wish the controversy didn't exist at all because/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 1, 2013 11:42AM

Tina Fey vs Lena Dunham

 

In Hollywood actresses fall into three categories.


The "it" girls.

 


Jennifer Lawrence 
Lena Dunham and the cast of Girls.

Former "it" girls who are trying to stay in the category through plastic surgery.


Demi Moore
Nicole Kidman

And former, former "i… Read full post »
OCTOBER 4, 2012 1:52PM

And the Debate Goes to...Big Bird

I looked forward to the debate like it was the show after a cliffhanger or the last episode of a beloved show. I actually appreciated the countdown clock one of the cable news channels displayed in the right hand corner so I knew exactly what time it would start.

I am… Read full post »

 
 
The Pros think I need to spend less time with my children. The "Pros" are my therapist and my sister who thinks I'm too good a mother and should let my kids watch more TV.

Well, my daughters are far from deprived of television but I think I get my/
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The Pros think I need to spend less time with my children. The "Pros" are my therapist and my sister who thinks I'm too good a mother and should let my kids watch more TV.

Well, my daughters are far from deprived of television but I think I get my my therapists/… Read full post »
The Pros think I need to spend less time with my children. The "Pros" are my therapist and my sister who thinks I'm too good a mother and should let my kids watch more TV.

Well, my daughters are far from deprived of television but I think I get my my therapists/… Read full post »
The Pros think I need to spend less time with my children. The "Pros" are my therapist and my sister who thinks I'm too good a mother and should let my kids watch more TV.

Well, my daughters are far from deprived of television but I think I get my my therapists/… Read full post »

"Daddy, where are the keys?"

A simple question asked of a critically ill father by his 42 year-old daughter hoping to open the safe deposit box.

But what if the father's pride gets in the way of answering and the mother doesn't know who you are?

Such was the… Read full post »

APRIL 20, 2012 10:26AM

Disney Needs a Kinky Princess

 

 

My daughter thinks she's a Princess.

 

She adores Ariel; a mermaid who gives up her entire underwater life to marry a Prince. Hence, becoming a Princess.

 

I've ruined her.

 

I first showed herLittle Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast; those durn… Read full post »

I have an alter ego. Imagine a black woman who wears all black, high heeled boots, large hoop earrings, and an attitude. Did I mention she kicks ass?

She comes out when people have gone too far, pushed my buttons, messed with my peeps, or crossed my line. She has defended… Read full post »

This summer my sister Gina and I held the distinction of having two parents in the hospital at the same time. On top of that, they were in different hospitals; one hour apart. I was drawn to our Mother and my sister was pulled to our Dad. We didn't pressure each… Read full post »

MARCH 19, 2012 11:50AM

Forget to Remember

My Mother passed away on February 2nd after suffering a massive stroke. She was found unconscious on the floor of her bathroom at the nursing home she'd been living in for the past eight months. She had lived there since my Father passed away in June. My

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"It's alright. I'm happy for everyone." That was my answer when I was informed that I was clapping for the wrong team at my daughter Audra's Hoop Dreams Game. That ladies and gentlemen, is the full extent of my competitive edge. So what if the kid in a blue t-shirt madeRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 27, 2012 2:02PM

And the Winner is...Viola Davis

So Viola lost. At the beginning of Oscar Sunday I posted this statement on Facebook: "Whoopi Goldberg is mad Viola Davis turned in the same performance Whoopi turned in twenty two years ago in "Long Walk Home".  I got a couple of "likes" and a few agreeable comments. I'd been nervous… Read full post »
APRIL 3, 2011 10:54AM

Goliath Wins

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MARCH 16, 2011 10:39AM

Why a Teacher Oughta Be Rich

Recently, a former teacher friended me on Facebook. She taught me theatre in high school. In other words, she instilled my work ethic, discipline, and a love of the rehearsal process. She supported my ambition and drive while teaching me how to set a goal and work toward achieving it. On… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2011 10:35AM

Reach Out And Leave Me Alone

On March 6th, 2010 I posted an entry entitled " Pregnant Lady Needs A Hand" "The problem is," I wrote,"that as parents we haven’t given people (outside family or paid employees) the permission to help us even though we desperately need it." This was in reference to being left alone to… Read full post »
Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 26, 2011 3:03PM

In Defense of Barbie

Recently, I lost myself in the Barbie Exhibit at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. As soon as I hit the entrance I was swept into to all the good feelings of my childhood. As my three year old daughter busied herself at the Barbie reception desk and spoke on the Barbie princess… Read full post »

DECEMBER 28, 2010 10:19AM

Spiderman: Turn Off The Light

"Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark" previews have been riddled with multiple injuries and technical snafus. Both shows were cancelled on December 22nd. Opening night was supposed to be January 11th, now it it has been postponed to February 7th. One of the performers is in the hospital after a thirty foot… Read full post »
MARCH 15, 2010 2:17PM

Take That Howard Stern

I have a dress from Target that I purchased this summer. There is no shame in my confession. Target has become the go-to store when I need something, cheap, fashionable and most importantly, comfortable. This dress is from the Mossimo line which has become a staple in my wardrobe. Whenever I
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MARCH 6, 2010 10:26AM

Pregnant Lady Needs A Hand

 

   

I realized something March 4th at the Panera Bread on Church Street in Evanston, Illinois at approximately 12:30p. If you were there at that time then I ask you to take a good long look at yourself. I was with my dear two and a half year old Audra in yet/… Read full post »