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Posted on July 14 at 3:40 p.m.
Love it, Star! And I am wholly in favor of appreciating what we love about our bodies (and what they allow us to do in life) and to be forgiving of the parts we don't. What would this world be like if our bodies were our friends rather than adversaries who betray us and must be starved, beaten and emotionally abused into "perfection"? It gets a bit more challenging as we age (and yes, I am a few miles down Hwy. 40), but it is my dearest hope that we all take on the challenge to love ourselves, wrinkles and all.
On In Praise of My Eyebrows
Posted on July 12 at 9:38 a.m.
I don't have any children myself, but wanted to share the story of my best friend. Her husband comes from a traditional Jewish family, so wanted to circumcise their son. She, however, believes that this practice is unnecessary and didn't want any part of her child cut away. With her husband and family putting pressure on her to agree to the procedure, she basically said, "You will have to wrestle him from my arms in order to circumcise him." The mama bear position worked, and at age 6 his parts are all intact. I believe if I had a boy, I would make the same decision.
On Circumcision: Cut It Out?
Posted on March 9 at 4:12 p.m.
Star, you nailed it! Both the choreography and the story... just perfect =)
On I Was a Flash Mob Virgin
Posted on November 19 at 8:08 p.m.
would this be the "tramp stamp" of 2010?
On Vajazzling Is Befuddling
Posted on October 27 at 11:47 a.m.
Brava, Star. The other comments here reflect exactly what I'm thinking, so I won't gild the lily. Thank you for taking on this very important topic, especially now!
On Scouting for Some Sense
Posted on August 13 at 10:22 a.m.
What a well-written article about an inspiring and touching combination of humanitarianism and art and community. I heard about this class and have been meaning to check it out, but had no idea of its philanthropic component.or the story behind it. Kudos to Ms. Reineck for her generosity, both economic and artistic, and to Ms. Schwyzer for bringing our attention to it so eloquently. I can't wait to go dance with them!
On Janet Reineck’s World Dance Workout
Posted on August 10 at 3:44 p.m.
What a wonderful spotlight on a committed, generous and brilliant artist. I feel privileged to know Misa and thankful to have her here in our community, spreading her infectious enthusiasm for self-expression and her own inimitable brand of art.
On Up Close with Misa Kelly
Posted on August 6 at 11:19 a.m.
Was at Del Norte last night, and I agree about the tamales! Was jonesin' for a churro but got there too late. Ah well, there are a couple more days to satisfy that craving, and for a whole lot more!
On Munching El Mercado del Norte
Posted on July 29 at 12:04 p.m.
Thank you so much, to those of you who have commented here. It means a lot to me to know that my mom's story has touched others. Yes, she was a warm, loving, spirited and genuinely funny woman, and that those of you who never met her can grok just a fraction of that from reading this makes me feel so good.
Give your mom a big hug and tell her you love her. If she is far away, call her up and tell her you love her. If she has already crossed over, think of a beautiful moment you shared together and tell her you still love her.
On Ann Quackenbush Sutton Berkery: 1944-2010
Posted on November 5 at 1:19 p.m.
I am so glad for the continuation of this story. You really are a wonderful writer and seem able to convey place and time and emotion effortlessly through your words.
On James gives voice to the spirit of Freedom.