A quick note to say that our (true) fearless online leader (as opposed to me, the interim fearless online leader), Jenn Gruden, will be taking some time out of her maternity leave next week to blog in this space. Ms. Gruden will be back in the new year, but meantime she’s agreed to pinch-hit for me next week while I’m away. Please visit!
Back to our scheduled programming…
We usually get a decent amount of comments on our online stories, but this week’s were notable for the breadth and depth. You are really into commenting this week.
Here are some of the intriguing ones (if you want the whole story, click the underlined link and scroll down to see the original comments, and some of my responses):
On Deborah Moskovitch’s How your divorce can be empowering
“Going into my 6th year [of divorce proceedings]…had 2 lawyers, no money left, so did the legal work myself….took him to court 3 times, the last one was the pre-trial conference, but the judges do not help you, but rather ignore you & let his lawyer run the show, (good old boys club), so now I have once again gone back to one of my previous lawyers, as they are familiar with the case…had to borrow money from friends….” -Galchris 1
On Beth Thompson’s blog post How to wear red lips
“My coworkers tell me that I shouldn’t wear red lipstick during the day (at work). To hell with them, I say! It makes me feel sexy and alive! I’m 46 and I’m learning that what REALLY matters from day to day is how you feel about yourself. And red lipstick makes me feel awesome! At ANY time of the day!” -Shasler1959
On Anne Bokma’s Marked in midlife
“I got my first and only tattoo at the age of 53 (4 years ago). Designed it myself. A ‘rockette’ style dancer - my inner showgirl, we call her “Lola.” She is on my right shoulder blade.” – Carol
These were all stories with a number of comments, and if you only have time to read one, I’d suggest the divorce article.