Posts by Lauren Pesin

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With the 2016 election cycle heating up, so is our tendency to spout off our brilliant political prose. But perhaps we should refrain from engaging in such dialogue with our significant other for the following ...
Your Best Judgment

Top 15 Reasons Spouses Shouldn’t Talk Politics

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With the 2016 election cycle heating up, so is our tendency to spout off our brilliant political prose. But perhaps we should refrain from engaging in such dialogue with our significant other for the following reasons. 1. Rules of Relationship Engagement (RORE) don’t apply in political battles. When couples discuss standard relationsh
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Isn’t it funny how ten dramatic fun-filled episodes of a Netflix documentary series can inspire so much rage? Making a Murderer has done just that.  Among a large portion of the U.S. population and my friends, ...
Another Reason We're F'd

Are We Making Murderers?

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Isn’t it funny how ten dramatic fun-filled episodes of a Netflix documentary series can inspire so much rage? Making a Murderer has done just that.  Among a large portion of the U.S. population and my friends, co-workers, and social network, the series has caused great debates.  The series spawned online petitions to free the accuse
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This presidential race feels more like a popularity contest-- for strutting peacocks, science deniers, imbecilic tycoons, and TV divas -- than an actual political race with serious candidates. The democratic nominee ...
Losers and Quitters and Dropouts, Oh My!

2016 Presidential Candidates: Go Home Already

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This presidential race feels more like a popularity contest– for strutting peacocks, science deniers, imbecilic tycoons, and TV divas — than an actual political race with serious candidates. The democratic nominee hopefuls seem to be working it out and dwindling down to a digestibly-sized team. Meanwhile, the GOP clan (pun in
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When we look back at history and recall memorable U.S. Presidents, we may think of their many accomplishments: unifying the nation (literally); drafting the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; ending slavery; facilitating ...
Former U.S. President

That Guy Barack Obama

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When we look back at history and recall memorable U.S. Presidents, we may think of their many accomplishments: unifying the nation (literally); drafting the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; ending slavery; facilitating peace accords; starting, ending, and occasionally mishandling wars; expanding and reducing government; economic high
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Traditional, non-traditional, alternative, single-parent, same-sex parents, accidental, blended, broken, and intentional relationships make up merely a few forms families take on today. As the media, politicians, and the ...
Polyamory

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

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Traditional, non-traditional, alternative, single-parent, same-sex parents, accidental, blended, broken, and intentional relationships make up merely a few forms families take on today. As the media, politicians, and the general population discuss the rights of same-sex couples and the needs that family units fulfill, there remains a grea
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In honor of the historic release and success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode 7) and the year coming to an end, I felt it timely to review 2015 in terms of the Dark Side and the Light Side, to see where the ...
Dark Side Versus Light Side

The Year 2015 in Review: Star Wars Style

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In honor of the historic release and success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode 7) and the year coming to an end, I felt it timely to review 2015 in terms of the Dark Side and the Light Side, to see where the year falls. For you non-Star Wars types, the Dark Side is all [&hellip
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Religious and cultural celebrations are-a-plenty in the month of December. Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican); St. Lucia Day (Swedish); Hanukkah (Jewish); Christmas Day (Christian); Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, ...
PC Xmas

Can I Say Happy Holidays?

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Religious and cultural celebrations are-a-plenty in the month of December. Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican); St. Lucia Day (Swedish); Hanukkah (Jewish); Christmas Day (Christian); Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish); Kwanzaa (African American); and Yule (Pagan) Winter Solstice are just a few holidays that fall in th
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The recent U.K. petition to ban Donald Trump from entering their borders makes me wonder about the impact and history of banning, specifically in the U.S. Who's been banned from the U.S., why, and who should we think ...
Who Bans Who

Bugger Off, Gobby Trump!

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The recent U.K. petition to ban Donald Trump from entering their borders makes me wonder about the impact and history of banning, specifically in the U.S. Who’s been banned from the U.S., why, and who should we think about banning? After conducting a great deal of research, I discovered the U.S. bans people on a [&hellip
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For three years now Thanksgiving signifies the annual ritual where I try (hopelessly) to recall where I put the magical toy doll, referred to as “Elf on a Shelf”. Admittedly, I’ve tucked the elf away so securely, I ...
Seriously

Calm Down People…It’s a Friggin’ Toy Elf

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For three years now Thanksgiving signifies the annual ritual where I try (hopelessly) to recall where I put the magical toy doll, referred to as “Elf on a Shelf”. Admittedly, I’ve tucked the elf away so securely, I was forced to buy a new one this year because I couldn’t find where I hid it [&hellip
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