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Random Thoughts on American Idol #2: All Play!!!

Random Thoughts on American Idol #2: All Play!!!

DVR Override! Your turn to provide this week's Random Thoughts! Due to a DVR override by my 13 year old, I did not get a chance to see American Idol last night. I was off at my (final!) book club appearance here while I believed my DVR was taping the show. But my son, who [...]

Six Things to Like This Wednesday

Six Things to Like This Wednesday

Chaos Crew… My list of products, people, services and entertainment recommendations is back. Trying to hit a few of the items I’ve mentioned in podcasts in recent weeks, as well as some new favorites. Six Things to Like This Wednesday… Shake what your mama gave ya with Zumba Toning Sticks Zumba Toning Sticks 2.5 lbs [...]

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open with Kids

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open with Kids

Last night while watching the news about the devastation in Japan, I heard a psychologist say that the best ways for kids to process a trauma is to spend time with peers after the event. Studies confirm that for children, hanging out and playing with friends,  not even necessarily talking about the event that caused [...]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast#406 is Up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast#406 is Up!

Weekend greetings, Chaos Crew.. I am happy to report that I did get to recording Chaos Chronicles Podcast 406 and it’s posted for your listening enjoyment. On the show this week: The Chaos Chronicles: Waking up to a Tsunami Warning From the news: A request to comment on the Texas high school basketball coach who [...]

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #1

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #1

Back off the spray tan and the lame hand gestures, Pia, and you could go a long way. I tried to resist. Frankly, I been too busy at speaking engagements to commit to the endless hours of  American Idol in the early rounds. But, I kept hearing great things about the judges, the contestants and [...]

What’s Your Favorite Book to Read Aloud to your Kids?

What’s Your Favorite Book to Read Aloud to your Kids?

Let's Read! Greetings from the Los Angeles Ambassador of World Read Aloud Day! That would be me. I am thrilled to be part of this exciting worldwide event to promote literacy throughout the world as a tool for economic and political empowerment. When I read this weekend in an article in the New York Times [...]

As Promised: Pictures of a Bra-Novation!

As Promised: Pictures of a Bra-Novation!

Chaos Crew… You’ve been patient, waiting for the photos of The Cleava! Yes, an exciting Bra-novation for people too tired to put on a camisole! Instead, spend hours of your day snapping a fabric square to your bra. Or, as my mom used to say to us when we were teenagers, “Can’t you wear a [...]

To Do List for Friday, March 4th

To Do List for Friday, March 4th

Ah, Chaos Crew… As Veruchka Salt would say, "Daddy, I want a fox." It’s mid-day on Friday. Where did the time go? Well, some of it went to reading the extraordinary article in National Geographic about the domestication of wild animals. Like the incredibly successful domestication program of foxes in Siberia. I kid you not. [...]

Why can’t I just get along… with myself?

Why can’t I just get along… with myself?

Go easy on yourself, a new wave of research indicates. I love Tara Parker -Pope’s  Well blog at the New York Times. She is a terrific writer and journalist whose “health-y” advice always seems to hit home with me. Maybe because I enjoy “health-iness,” as Stephen Colbert might say. That being, information about health, fitness, [...]

Random Thoughts on the Academy Awards 2011

Random Thoughts on the Academy Awards 2011

Yeah, Jennifer! You looked fab! Time for my Random Thoughts on the  Academy Awards 2011. But first…I wonder how many times a Anne Hathaway got up in the middle of the night to change her nightgown?  I think my sister Liz summed up last night Oscar’s best in an email to me this morning: The [...]