The Sin City Siren’s ‘Mindful Giving’ List (2009 Edition)

Welcome to the annual charitable giving list for 2009! These are just some of the ways you can give back while indulging in the mass-consumer, gift orgy of the December holidays. And as always, I don’t get anything for posting this but a smile. There’s a lot on the list that hasn’t changed from last…

The Bitter Log

This post is brought to you by my best friend Joshua Todd: Rick Warren devotee, 1950’s marriage counselor, and anti-feminist Martha Peace has some words of wisdom for all you gals out there. Don’t know about Martha Peace yet…well check out MotherJones.com. Among many suggestions — like praying for your husband because he must live…

What’s happening?

Happy second day of the Nevada legislative session. Have you contacted your representatives yet? First Friday … It’s not just for art anymore. Join Planned Parenthood’s activist crew as they fan out over First Friday to distribute condoms and talk sex. Meet up at the Charleston clinic at 6 p.m. This week is National Teen…

A holiday shopping list with purpose

“Tis the season.” Or so it goes. Anymore “the season,” which is to say the mass-consumer-materialism-orgy that is Christmas starts two weeks before Halloween — if not earlier. Already, the big-box chain stores are launching their holiday ads with “wishlists” and celebratory “magic.” The whole buy-Buy-BUY part of Christmas is vulgar to me. But I…