BackWash Column

This is my latest BackWash column. I think it turned out well.

The Shortness of Being

“Don’t sell yourself short.”

That is what a couple of the other managers at HerPlanet told me last night when we had our meeting over the Net. We were talking about how we all have some knowledge and together we pool that and make each of our sites and ourselves better.… Read the rest

Today at WalMart

I’ve wanted a scanner for a long time. Mostly for clip art to use on my personal websites. There is only so much I can do with ASCII art and HerPlanet isn’t even all that keen on me using it at all. So far that is my only disappointment with the HerPlanet network.

Anyway, today Todd wanted to go to WalMart so I wandered around looking at this and that: magazines, sewing stuff, purses, greeting cards and the computer section.… Read the rest

Erotica among the Nice Girls

Ladies don’t write porn, we write erotica. Ladies probably don’t have fantasies about seducing, controlling and tormenting men. Ladies don’t have a lot of fun, but we knew that already.

I feel odd about writing the Adult column at BackWash. I’m a nice girl, I’ve always been a good girl. No fooling around, no drugs, drinking or sex.… Read the rest

The Magazine that Disappeared

Once upon a time I bought the premiere issue of a magazine called Perspective. It was to be for women who are not your everyday supermodel type woman. After that it seemed to disappear. I never found another issue.

Here is what they wrote about their magazine, how they intended to go on.

Finally, a women’s magazine that honors all women and celebrates the essence of who they are, beyond how they look.Read the rest

Womanly Quotes

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” Rebecca West.

“Women constitute half the world’s population, perform nearly two-thirds of its work hours, receive one-tenth of the world’s income, and own less than one-hundredth of the world’s property.”… Read the rest

The Mouse in the House

We have a mouse. At least one, I think it’s safe to assume it’s not alone. It came out last night just as I was thinking to go to bed. As usually happens with mice, toads and other creepy jumpy creatures, I saw it out of the corner of my eye and then turned just in time to see it scamper under some of the boxes all over the apartment.… Read the rest

Lottery Tickets

There is something sad about checked (losing) lottery tickets. All the possibilities are gone from them and they are just bits of paper, outlasting their usefulness. I put off checking my tickets so I can think of all the things I will do if I win. It’s great to have that little fantasy. But, once you check the tickets you have to let go of all of that.… Read the rest