Audrey Totter: Good at Being Bad

Audrey Totter could handle herself. She had a “knows the ropes” vibe that made her the epitome of the silver screen dame. Though her apple-cheeked brand of bad girl wasn’t in many movies, she made such an impression in the films in which she did appear that she holds a special place in the silver screen dame pantheon.

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When Kinky Was Kinky

While most middle-aged frizzy-haired white girls like myself have spent lots of money (and even more hours sulking) on our less-than-Farrah-like-locks, 150 years ago, Circassian women (or “Moss-haired girls”)

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A Vagina Dialogue

My lady parts are like an iceberg; what one can see is only a fraction of what’s down there.  (And there’s a whole climate change aspect to this analogy but

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Time to Rock Menopause

Who’s to say who is pretty, ugly, fat, thin, rich, poor, smart, stupid, good, evil, crazy, not-so-crazy?  Few things in life are concrete dividers as to what you are.  But we

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Here’s What I Learned

People are saying everything is going to be OK.  But here’s what I learned: I learned most people in our country are really, dangerously stupid. I don’t just mean

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You Are Not Your Title

This piece can also be found in my “Age Against the Machine” column for Jumble & Flow When people meet you, people inevitably ask you what you do.  Me,

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I Should Have Been Aborted

Lots of other adoptees pose for photos with all kinds of anti-abortion signs: “Adopted, Not Aborted.” “Conceived from Rape. I Love My Life.” “I was almost aborted. Thanks Mom!”

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