It’s time for August McLaughlin’s second Beauty of a Woman blogfest! In case you missed it last year, it’s an event designed to celebrate beauty, however you define it. I like to think of beauty as something sparkly within us, an inner beauty kind of thing. But we live in a society where the media often portrays beauty as a surface thing, something based on a scientific balance of pleasing eye symmetries, body measurement ratios, color palettes  and potions.  Anything… Read more »

    The first kiss. So much anticipation, so many possibilities… Sweet. Romantic. Fun. Flirty. Awkward. Toothy. Slobbery. Waxy.    Pucker up. Yes, waxy. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of my first kiss. Not all first kisses are good. In fact, mine was not good it was GOO. As in, Hello, Madame Tussauds. But on the plus side, that bad kiss was the easiest sign ever that he was not the one for me… Read more »

  Beauty.   Is it in the eye of the beholder?   After all, what we like is subjective.  We’ve got those complicated noggins storing a lifetime of experiences, passions and beliefs, all of which color what we find beautiful. My head shot     Of course, shiny things distract and sparkly things can be fun(ny) . . .   That’s a lot of hair for one noggin to hold.     And beauty can get tangled up with things… Read more »