Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

My copy: 9780441783588 Well, I'm not going to bother with a description of how different the book is from the 90s film (hint: a lot!). But on its own, just reading it for what it was, I found it a bit surprising and enjoyable. I haven't read Mr. Heinlein's other works yet, so I can't lend … Continue reading Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

#014–Why do some women do the super-long fingernails thing?

My Valentine's Day present to myself when I left the coffee shop last night was an on-a-whim visit to a manicure/pedicure place. I'd never had one before, but considering I'm trying to return to Jiu-Jitsu soon, I thought it'd be nice of me not to accidentally cut anybody with my nails because of the harsh … Continue reading #014–Why do some women do the super-long fingernails thing?

3001: The Final Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

My copy: 9780345423498 Ah, at last we come to the end of the Odyssey saga, 1000 years after the start, and I'm not totally sure what to say about this one. It has a completely different feel than the other books, and it could be because of more than it's focus. The book is about Frank … Continue reading 3001: The Final Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

#013–Question for the Ladies: How the hell can anyone exercise with a “heavy flow”?

The past few months online have been a revelation for me as a woman, because I've seen honest dialogue about women's issues begin and squeamishness start to pass. Guess it's time to throw my hat in the ring and go searching for the answers I need from women who work and live and think differently.