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 […]

“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 invest […]

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 […]

Podcast Interview with Geraldine Ferraro

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 the privilege of interviewing Geraldine Ferraro. It was 1989, and I’d […]

Salvaging the Sea: Podcast Interview with Sustainable Coral Grower, Ian McMenamin

by Patricia V. Davis I love Generation Y. They are redefining everything from how we communicate to how we overthrow governments.  And today, HS Radio interviews one Gen Y’er who is revolutionizing how we do business. Ian McMenamin is both an entrepreneur and an environmentalist. Not too long ago, it would have been hard to […]

Advice from an "Expert in Failed Relationships"

Not a Piece of ‘Meet’ Dear EFR: I have been married for five years, and during that time my sex life has just been a misery. My husband cannot get interested in me unless I allow him to get ‘creative.’  As a result, I’ve had to endure what I consider some of the most perverted […]

Rebel Like an Egyptian: How Youth, Facebook, and Apple Inc. Toppled a Regime

Youthful civil disobedience will never be the same again. Thanks to their superior knowledge of modern technology, it will conquer. Think of it as the Ice Age Theory as opposed to the sudden Meteor Theory; a freeze which slowly but inevitably prevailed over the unsuspecting and unprepared Tyrannosaurus Rex. Used to being a force of terror, drunk on its own power, Mr. T. Rex just didn’t notice how chilly it was getting. Today, we are the dinosaurs compared to those who not only simply utilize the convenience and entertainment value of Skype, Facebook, Twitter, and iPhone, but know how they work. On this premise, governments will rise or fall, revolutions will succeed or fail, based on the skills of either side’s best hackers.

Harlots Sauce December Book Reviews

Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir by Jessica O’Dwyer Seal Press (November 2010) ISBN: 978-1-58005-334-1 Trade Paperback 312 pages $16.95 reviewed by Jo O’Neil In the past fifteen years Americans have adopted more than 200, 000 children from overseas. Anyone who’s thinking of adopting a child from a foreign country must ─ not should ─put Jessica O‘Dwyer’s […]

Podcast Interview with Memoirists, Cathy Edgett and Jessica O’Dwyer: A Catastrophe…or a Calling?

by Patricia V. Davis So…things are going along fairly well, until your gynecologist tells you that, at age 32, you’re in early menopause.  That’s what happened to Jessica O’Dwyer. Things were going along fairly well in Cathy Edgett’s life, too, until, at age 55, she was told that she had breast cancer and that it […]