My cat Confucius passed away

Last Saturday I had to make the awful decision to put my cat Confucius down.  :(  It didn’t come easily as she had been my pet for 20 years. Continue Reading →

The magical shape-shifting Tanuki

Saw these in Japan.  Was instantly hooked on the awesomeness of Tanuki.

tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absentminded.

“Realizing that you’re not really sure what “home” is anymore, because even though this is technically where you come from, you’re not sure you fit into the shape of the puzzle piece that you left behind. In a lot of ways, your time abroad felt much more like home, and maybe you won’t ever really feel settled until you can actually call it that — even if you’re all too familiar with how difficult immigration is. Being where you belong, maybe not today but someday, is something you’re willing to work for.”

It’s hard to know where to start..

Ok so why is this 13 year old clubbing.. and why is she doing this during the day?  And don’t get me started on the grown man in a panda suit tickling the girl in a grassy meadow.  Whoa.. Mind blown.

Fallen Princesses – The real truth behind happily ever after.

Dina Goldstein created this series back in 2008, when after becoming a mother she saw how fascinated young girls were with the lives of the Disney princesses:

“I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues,” says Dina. “With limited funds, I began to assemble my series.” Make sure your kids don’t see these photos too early! Continue Reading →