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 […]

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 […]

Radical Zionism vs. Radical Islam, Radical Islam vs. Radical Zionism: A War of Words that is Working

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“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.”

“And Suddenly I Realized My Liabilities Were My Assets” Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Chair of the California Arts Council, at The Women’s PowerStrategy Conference 2012

  by Patricia V. Davis     In March, we held our first Women’s PowerStrategy Conference. For those who didn’t see last month’s post, The Women’s PowerStrategy Conference is “a gathering of leaders from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise who are joining forces to educate and inspire women of all ages to believe and […]

A Message from Editor-in-Chief, Patricia V Davis about The Women’s PowerStrategy Conference

Dear Readers: March is Women’s History Month. The fact that women have a “history month” only serves to convince me that we’re still considered a minority and still compartmentalized, just like every other group that is given a “history month.” To me, these sorts of concessions are designed to get us to sit down, shut […]

Advice Expert-Living Apart and Loving It

Dear Expert in Failed Relationships: I haven’t spoken to my parents in years and never will again.  Believe me when I tell you I have very good reason. In fact, I’m so comfortable with this decision, so sure it’s the right one that I’m actually, for lack of any other word, “peaceful” about it. So […]

16 Things We Need to Stop Doing at the Holidays

  Ask the Diva: An Expert in Failed Relationships Tells Us Why We Fail at Holiday Cheer   Here are the things that we absolutely MUST stop doing at the holidays in order to make them happier for everyone: 1)     Piping Christmas music through shops before Thanksgiving. My first rule of sane holiday shopping is […]

Twenty-Five Clues the Man of Your Dreams Will Become the Man Your Children Only See on Weekends

by Patricia V. Davis Are you engaged to be married, but no one in your circle seems as rapturous about it as you are? Is it possible that they see something to which your infatuation might ─ just might ─ have blinded you? Well, once again, I, your Expert in Failed Relationships is here to […]

Podcast Interview with Geraldine Ferraro

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  Click Below to Listen to Interview: Geraldine Interview NV edit by Patricia V. Davis (Editor’s Note: This interview was converted from analog tape to MP3 nine months after Ms. Ferraro’s passing, in honor of Italian American Heritage Month 2011.) Five years after her historic run for Vice President of the United States, I had […]