Girls in Government

While doing some research recently, I came across a site called Girls in Government, which encourages girls to take leadership roles and participate in political movements. The site has a great look and feel to it and features both high-profile women as well as young girls who are bringing about positive changes in their communities  [Read More]

Meet Scientist Kathleen Hardy

I received an email from Michael Hardy who suggested I check out his wife Kathy’s adventures as a research scientist at sea. Kathy has been blogging about her work and posting photos whenever their Internet signal become available. Here is some info from her about page: Kathleen Hardy grew up in Waldoboro, graduated from Medomak  [Read More]

Women in Poker

Ask any woman who plays poker about her first time playing a live game. Ask her what she was feeling the very first time she stepped toward the poker room in a live casino. Ask her what was going through her head at the very sound of “Shuffle up and deal.” In all likelihood the  [Read More]

I’m worth just as much as HE is!

Reel To Reel Photo

I wanted to follow up on my Twice as Good or Four Times as Hard post from last week with a little story from my wild and crazy past. I say “wild and crazy” because when I look back on it I think things like “that was wild” and “was I crazy?” This post is  [Read More]

Would you vote for a woman?

Alec from Prose Before Hos sent me a link to this great article about disproportional representation in politics which discusses various groups, including women: Women of voting age represent 51.6 percent of the voting age population yet are 16.3% of the Congress, putting America below the global average of 17% female representation at parliamentary level.  [Read More]

About Me

Before I tell you a bit about myself, I want to congratulate Gretchen on a job well done! The site is a great outlet for women who are trying to compete in what used to be a “mans’ world.” I hope you all get all you can out of it and put into it what  [Read More]

Youngest Person to Top Mount Everest is a Girl

Samantha Larson Photo

Last week, Samantha Larson became the youngest person on record to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Samantha, who climbed the peak with her father as part of the “Seven summits challenge” has now officially beat the challenge record set last year by 20 year old Rhys Miles Jones. Samantha has been climbing since  [Read More]

BarlowGirl Sneak Preview – Today Only!

For the BarlowGirl fans out there (including me), Alyssa, Lauren and Rebecca have a new album called How Can We Be Silent which is due in stores on July 24th. Every Monday until the release date, you can hear a sneak preview of one of their new songs from HaveYouHeardThe Word.com. The listening event is  [Read More]

American Idol Votes for Pop Culture

Melinda Doolittle Photo

This may be the last season I tune in to American Idol. Not because I am disgruntled in any way, but the musician in me can’t take much more of it. Apparently America is tone-deaf. Long before we got to the final three, my friends and I had a “Girls Night Out” at my house  [Read More]

Movie “Gracie” to open June 1st

Last year I posted information about the open auditions for the lead role in “Gracie,” a movie about a girl on a boys soccer team. That role was filled by actress Carly Schroeder and the film is scheduled to be in theaters on June 1st. Here is the scoop: Living in South Orange New Jersey,  [Read More]