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Refugee Slide Show


The photographs below are courtesy of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.  They show just a glimpse of the lives these refugees live and the importance of sports and active recreation.

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On A Summer Evening

Four female journos played in a mini golf charity event this summer – yeah, that’s one of the differences between the publishing side of media and the edit side, one plays real golf, the other is much better at mini golf. Having to come up with a team name for a tournament happening on a steamy July day on the Great Lakes, there was really only one choice – the Lilly Pulitzers, not only a play on the profession, but also a way to make the team uniform (a mandatory task) fairly easy. As summer winds down, people across the US are lucky and safe enough to enjoy these last days of summer,  sipping their G&Ts during happy hour, getting a couple of last wears out of their favorite linen outfits or Lilly. Continue reading


4 June 2015

Kaitlyn Caitlyn Jenner now has an agent for speaking engagements.  I wonder if she’ll make 70% of what Bruce did? #povertyissexist

Politics of Fashion

As mentioned in “Don’t Cry For Me, Anglesey”  a recent report looked at the economic power to retailers behind Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama, among others. Men in power – they are mostly associated with food,  as food equals wealth and power and the quest for food shaping society from prehistoric days forward. However, there has been a long relationship between women in power (not solely those married to power, while exercising some of their own) that goes back to Cleopatra. Continue reading

Crazy Show for the End of Fashion Week Today?

Check out this write up of Marc Jacobs show, one of the last ones of the 2015 resort collection shown in New York City this week.  The intensely military theme, down to reducing some of the prettiest women in the world to all looking (spectacularly) alike.    If you’ve got free time, flip through the slideshow and see if you can spot Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

It’s a crazy combination of pink and militaristic, and an odd theme to choice for the second week in September.






Qareful with your ps and qs

I was recently outed for the way I wrote a cursive Q. Cursive is a waning skill, as it is not part of the common core curriculum, and, thus, also on its way to becoming a class issue; If you know cursive you probably attended private, parochial school or a foreign school system. I went to parochial school during the learning-to-write period, and so, my uppercase Q’s resemble the child from a union between an upper case L and the number 2.   The bottom loops like an L, with an air pocket to the left and a flourish to the right. The top is the top of a 2, with the hook facing left instead of the right of an L hook. Continue reading