Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday evening. She gave a rousing acceptance speech which brought the audience to its feet and has even spurred speculation of a 2020 bid for the White House. There is no disputing it was a moving, eloquently delivered speech. She had me captivated until about halfway through when I became irritated. She started pandering to the press and forayed into the land of relativism.

“I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” (Emphasis mine) read more

Not Just A Toilet

Originally published on 11/8/2010.

I was reading my facebook newsfeed recently and was inspired by the following status along with the comments posted in response.

STATUS: While sitting on the toilet, I seem to have my greatest ideas.

COMMENT: I knew I wasn’t the only one!!

COMMENT: And women wonder why we take so long.

COMMENT: And I always thought my husband just ate too much pizza.

Apparently a toilet is not just a toilet.

I am the only female in my household. Well, I’m almost the only female in the household. Pudge, the greatest dog in the entire universe, is also female, but given her preference that the toilet seat be left in the up position, I can’t really count on her to vote my way. read more