July 31, 2020

I vaguely remember that Mattel released a Barbie for President when I was a young mom (Barbie’s first presidential run was in 1992, after Geraldine Ferraro ran for VP in 1984). I really wasn’t aware that since then, the toy company had tried to make politics playful for young girls with additional Barbies running for president in 2000, 2004 and 2008.  

This year they have gone beyond Barbie as a presidential candidate.  In 2020 in addition to running for office, various Barbies run the campaign, raise funds and just plain vote.  I find...

February 23, 2020

Imagine this. You’ve had a long day at work, answering a list of emails longer than Santa Claus’ naughty and nice list, running errands for coworkers you rather not talk to, and sitting through meetings that could have just been emails. You tell your significant other, and they tell you to relax. They have something planned for you, something sweet, something to take the edge off the day. 

You think a candle lit dinner, rose pedals decorating the table, and the aroma of some fresh, fancy Italian herbs and a freshly popped bottle of your favo...

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