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Keats, The Media, and Airbrushing

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”-John Keats. (1819).

I’m beginning to wonder if he had a point; Art, fashion, beauty… they all fluctuate between reality and illusion; but just how much illusion is reasonable, and healthy? 422 more words

Airbrushing

Sister Morphine, Mother Methadone

Guest blog: Thank you to our guest blogger this month, who has given us, incredibly in just under 600 words, an engaging, intimate yet candid reveal of over 38 years of a life entwined with heroin. 840 more words

Women

Oh... That Gap

Wow! it’s been a while, a long while since I wrote something here. So let’s get to it.

Now, I’m not talking about the gap between the teeth, rather, the age gap…when the woman is older than her lover/partner/baby daddy/whatever-you-want-to-call-it. 202 more words

Taboo

Come, marvel at my forehead wrinkles

I woke one morning recently with a pretty bad hangover and staggered to the bathroom to inspect the damage. This usually consists of checking whether my eyes are gummed together with last night’s makeup, whether my fake eyelashes are stuck to my chin or whether I have transferred a hand-stamp to forehead. 1,606 more words

Cougars in the City

A cougar, the woman kind, is loosely defined as a woman of 35 to 40 years old who seeks out or is sought out by younger men to date and do other things with. 420 more words

Romance

Day One... Not Really!!

Two years ago I began a journey to transform my 54 year old body.  I was in the depths of depression!  My 16 year old daughter had decided to go live with her father – being tired of my controlling parenting, she believed life would be better with him.   842 more words