Archives for November 2012

How Did That Man Become Australia’s Opposition Leader?

by Peter McCarthy   The stunning reaction to last week’s speech by Australia’s Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, calling out Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for his serial offending as a sexist, must have the rest of the World wondering what makes Tony tick. Asyou can see by his body language in the YouTube clip, it was […]

On the “Muslim Riots” and More

by Patricia V. Davis    None of us like to believe that we’re gullible or lazy, but when it comes to discerning what is reality and what is media and political spin, we are both. We so badly want to believe our chosen political party, our favourite newspaper or news program that we let ourselves […]

Advice from an “Expert in Failed Relationships”

Dear EFR: I’m a 27 year old woman who loves having sex ─ the actual act of intercourse, I mean ─ but I hate any kind of foreplay. I just want to get right down to business because having an orgasm is my goal. I find it hugely relaxing, but then I just like to […]

Advice from an “Expert in Failed Relationships”

Dear EFR: I’m a 27 year old woman who loves having sex ─ the actual act of intercourse, I mean ─ but I hate any kind of foreplay. I just want to get right down to business because having an orgasm is my goal. I find it hugely relaxing, but then I just like to […]

Podcast Interview: Movie Critic Gilbert Mansergh’s Marvelous Tribute to His Marvelous Mom

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Click Above to Listen to Interview:  In anticipation of the official launch of Gil Mansergh’s novel, The Marvelous Journals of Miss Virginia Pettingill, on October 11th, the tables were turned on this month’s Sonoma County NPR station, KRCB-FM Word By Word: Conversations With Writers show. The host of the show is Gil himself, but this […]

Profiling by the California Highway Patrol in Oakland, California: More Inclusive Than You Might Think

by Patricia V. Davis It’s been a common complaint by the citizens of Oakland, California over the years that their police department is a sham.  In fact, one has only to search the term “racial profiling Oakland Police department” on the internet for pages of links to unrelated instances of alleged excessive force, extortion and […]