The Body Beautiful

This Model, pictured at right, doctored up to look freakishly thin for the Magazine Cover. What? She wasn't Gorgeous ENOUGH???

This Model, pictured at right, doctored up to look freakishly thin for the Magazine Cover. What? She wasn’t Gorgeous ENOUGH???

Wow!
With all of the things I have posted about and all of the Controversial Topics I have touched upon, this last post seems to have set off the most negative response.

I asked my HairDresser about it.
I told her that I had written a post about our Ability to see ourselves and our bodies as Beautiful, even as we Age.
She is an Absolutely Beautiful Korean-American Woman,
and the Best HairDresser in Show Business!
She stopped what she was doing,
Stood,
And Glared at me.
Then she spoke, “You’re on your own with that one.”
She shook her head and lamented, “Bodies…”

How has the Media been So Successful in Making us Feel that our Bodies are “Less Than?”
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Beauty

A Dozen or So Bathing Suits to Try On

A Dozen or So Bathing Suits to Try On

It’s that time.
I need a new Bathing Suit.

I’ve always been a bit of a Bargain Hunter.
Not one to purchase clothes in a new Season as they are introduced at Full Price.
More often I shop a Season behind…
Autumn Clothing when it’s on sale in the Winter.
Bathing Suits in August.
Summer Clothing in the Autumn…

And so, Finding myself in downtown Seattle for a handful of Joyful Reasons,
Off to MACY*s I go. (more…)

After the Rainbows: A Satirical Essay

BeckyDear BECKY,

No need to Worry!
It’s been over a Month now.
People have forgotten it even happened.

As CHAD GRIFFIN, Head of the Human Rights Campaign, was quick to point out on FACE THE NATION the very next Day,
You know, in a majority of states in the country still today, after this ruling, you can be married at 10:00 a.m., fired from your job by noon, and evicted from your home by 2:00 simply for posting that wedding photo on Facebook.”

See?
Our sense of self-privilege is perfectly protected.
This is our America, not theirs! (more…)