Honoring the Fallen – Leah St. James

Today is Memorial Day, and I can’t bring myself to write about my column topic (health and fitness)—not in the face of the countless people across the country who are mourning loved ones lost to war. I’m fortunate. I’ve never lost anyone close to me in combat, or serving the armed forces or other “first…

The Addiction of Privilege

Privilege, like power, is a heady thing. People who are privileged, who have a lot of power, rarely want to give it up. Maybe you recall the article from Deadline that suggested casting for the 2015-2016 pilot season discriminated against white actors in favor of ethnic actors in the wake of the success of Empire,…

Tarot Myths – No Foolin’ Old Man Death

by Denise Golinowski Welcome to Myth Perceptions! Thanks for dropping in again. So, continuing to explore the Tarot this month, I wanted to touch on a few of the common misconceptions I’ve encountered about selected Major Arcana cards. Starting at the beginning, let’s talk about the Fool. This is the first card of the Major Arcana and…

Recipe for Romance: Breakfast in Bed

Good morning! Welcome to Tea ‘n Strumpets. I write a monthly spot (second Friday of the month) called Recipe for Romance to give you ideas of how to make your own love life a little more romantic. Just in time for the weekend, yes? One of the things that happens a lot in my house…

Playing Well with Ourselves for National Masturbation Month

By Alexa Day May is a busy month for everyone, isn’t it? Graduations. Mother’s Day. Memorial Day weekend, and the beginning of beach season. I want to encourage you to add another priority to this month’s activities. May is also National Masturbation Month. I think it’s time you gave yourself a little more attention. Probably…

Battling the Bulge: Why?

By Leah St James After writing monthly for some time about the crazy goings-on in a busy newsroom, I’ve decided to give cranky readers a rest and switch gears to something a bit more practical: battling the bulge. Yes, I mean that bulge – the one around the mid-section that hangs over the top of…

MTV Movie Awards Fashion Wrap-Up!

  I thought my fashion gazing was over for the season until this little gem popped up on my TiVo guide. As I said last year, I’ve outgrown their categories and I don’t even recognize half the participants, but I could watch the red carpet arrivals and see if anything captures my attention, right? I…

Elvy’s Blueberry Pancakes

These are for when you want them to take notice – by making something already wonderful even better. Some of the ingredients may sound odd, but try it and you’ll see. Ingredients in order of use: 1 6 oz cup (single serving) any flavor Greek yogurt. 2 regular eggs 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed 2 teaspoons…