Talking about Porn

I think artistic nudes are about form and light. I think erotica aims to titillate. Where you draw the pornography line has to do with your own head. For me, it is determined by consent. And erotica that doesn't have the consent of all participants crosses that line into unacceptable. That includes putting up your…

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Changing my mind, some more

I finally figured out a thing. My co-worker, Nick, suggested that I treat myself to the piece of cake I have been longing for when I get down to the weight I wish to maintain. That kind of thinking is part of how I got in this shape and it has to change or I'll…

I got a FitBit, today

I've been using MapMyitness to keep up with exercise and calories. (My doctor suggested the calories part.) I have lost 10 pounds since I started going to the gym and tracking what I am doing and recording improvements has helped me. I don't do the Challenges. I just compete with myself. That's the only thing…

Back in the saddle, again.

I have joined a gym.  Again. After a lifetime of thinking of myself as anti-exercise, I have come to the conclusion that is really unproductive and I am changing my mind.  I will be 55 next week and if I don't want to be seriously decrepit in 20 years, I better get on with doing…

Matters of taste

When my son was 3 or 4 years old, he couldn't understand why I didn't like the same foods he did.  He would say "You liked it when YOU were my age!" frustrated that sharing wasn't working.  But, he was appalled by some of the things I put in my mouth, too. One day, I…

Really?

I have endometrial cancer. I got the word from my gynecologist today. My husband was with me. I'm waiting for a call from the oncologist to schedule a hysterectomy. If you're going to have cancer, this is the one to get. It is usually found very quickly and doesn't require chemo or radiation. I have…

I love yoga

When I was 16, my mother suggested we take a yoga class together at the Y.  I loved it.  She didn't.  When the 6 weeks was over, they didn't offer more, so I was through for a very long time. In 2009, a very good friend got colon cancer and she asked me, as part of her…