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Erin Nanasi is an avid underwater basket weaver, with a penchant for satire and the odd wombat reference.

Memorial Day Weekend: Remembering Tank Hill

It’s easy to forget the reason for the holiday, what with the delightful smell of hamburgers cooking on the grill, andĀ beer chillingĀ in the cooler. The sound of children laughing, and…

Standing up to Bullies, Grownup Style

Bullying is in the news on a daily basis. Kids and teens being bullied into depression, sometimes even pushed so far that they take their own lives. But what doesn't…

Felicia Garcia: Lessons We Can Learn

This past Wednesday, October 24th, 15-year old Felicia Garcia walked to the edge of a train platform and fell backwards into the path of an oncoming train, ending her young…

Mitt, Meatloaf and ‘O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics’

Friday was music night at the Nanasi household. Our son wandered into the computer room as I was watching Meat Loaf have some sort of stroke onstage with Mitt Romney,…

Reality versus the Fashion Industry

My friend Carol posted a photo of Robin Lawley to Facebook Friday morning. Robin Lawley is the newest Ralph Lauren model, she's been featured on the covers of French Elle…

Cats: Princess Demeter Munkustrap

I giggle when I hear people call themselves cat owners. Experience has taught me that we silly humans do not own cats, they own us. …

An Open Letter to Richard Mourdock

The following is an open letter to Richard Mourdock, Republican candidate for senate in Indiana, following his astonishing remarks at a political campaign function which simply affirmed the belief that…

The Rape Culture of the GOP

I'd like to share a few comments that have been made recently by members of the Republican party regarding rape. You've probably seen them before, but we all need to…

When We Were Twelve: The Tragic Death of Autumn Pasquale

Two brothers, one 15 and one 17, have been been arrested for the murder of 12-year old Autumn Pasquale. According to police, the bothers lured Autumn to their house with…

On Mitt Romney: I Am Not Afraid

The average age of a member of the Tea Party is 60-ish. They remember Cold War Reagan, and they worship him. They cling to the notion that America always has…

Erin’s Movie Review: Argo

We took our son and a friend to see "Argo" this weekend. Many people, including my dad and our very own Mad Mike, had told me "Argo" was a fantastic…

The Death of Empathy

On October 10th, 15-year old Amanda Todd took her own life. Amanda, who was relentlessly bullied by her peers and stalked by an adult male online, hung herself. …

Will There Be Justice At Last For The White House Boys

The White House Boys were a group of young men who had been placed at The Dozier School in Florida, a juvenile detention facility, in the 1950's, 60's and 70's.…

Paul Ryan vs St. Vincent de Paul

If you are a liberal, or a Democrat, or an atheist or anything other than a right wing, conservative Christian, you have probably been told that you suck when it…

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