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Cooking From Scratch

December 21, 2005 | By | No Comments

And speaking of my grandmother. . . among the many remarkable things I could tell you about her: she has a blog. Check out this post about cooking from scratch in the 1930’s.

10 Dec



New Job with Family Research Council

December 10, 2005 | By | 5 Comments

I had big news in my life this week . . . I took a new job as Vice President of External Relations at the Family Research Council.

My portfolio now includes all of their web and new media activities and the radio productions. I’ll also still be involved with policy issues — iIn particular I’m working on a book about women and work. A subject near to my heart, of course.

Well, actually, my work is a passion, but my heart belongs to my kids, the Penta-Posse. And so I am most grateful that I get to tackle this exciting new project, but still maintain a flexible, home-based schedule.

Stay tuned, ’cause I’ve got some fun projects cooking that I’ll let you know about in the days ahead.

17 Nov



My Birthday

November 17, 2005 | By | 5 Comments

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A song for the Penta-Posse. . .

(Thanks for the wreath.)

05 Nov



In Memoriam: Joseph Carr

November 5, 2005 | By | 2 Comments

We heard yesterday that my husband’s uncle, Joe Carr, had died. He was 88 and had recently been hospitalized for heart problems, so it was not unexpected. And he died in his sleep at home, so that is a blessing.

Uncle Joe’s wife, Helen, died in 1986, but her ring was still on his finger when he died. When we saw my mother-in-law this afternoon, one of the first things she said to us was: “Joe is happy now, he is with Helen.”

05 Oct




October 5, 2005 | By | 8 Comments


We crossed 100,000 at 8:11:29 tonight with a reader in Fairfax, Virginia. If that’s you, shoot me an email at charmaine-at-yoest-dot-org and I’ll send you your “I Think, Therefore I Blog” t-shirt!

Hey, thanks for reading Reasoned Audacity!

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Cross posted at Jack Yoest.

05 Oct



Closing in on Visitor 100,000!

October 5, 2005 | By | 6 Comments

We’re at 99,973 — we’ll hit 100,000 some time this evening. Come on back and see if it’s you!

Remember: the 100,000th visitor gets an “I Think, Therefore I Blog” t-shirt.

Thanks for reading Reasoned Audacity!

Cyber-Celebration Coming Later this Week!

October 4, 2005 | By | No Comments

Reasoned Audacity is quickly approaching a major milestone: the 100,000th visitor!

Right now the sitemeter is reading 99,555. Less than 500 visitors more . . . we need a cyber-celebration!

I really want to thank all of you who stop by here regularly, even those of you who disagree (yes, you, Eric!)


So here’s the plan — when we hit 100,000, I’ll let you know the city and state of that visitor, and if you want to claim the distinction of being that person, I’ll send you one of the in-demand “I Think Therefore I Blog” t-shirts!

Thanks for reading!

New Blog on the Block

September 11, 2005 | By | No Comments

My husband got tired of bugging me to write “the WalMart post.” Finally, when I said: “you know, you really ought to start a business blog and write it yourself. . .”

He did.

And now I love the WalMart post, and wish I had written it! I’ve always wondered about the left-wing vendetta against WalMart, and Jack explores why the Left hates the mega-store so much.


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Although my favorite post of his from this week is one on Tears and Leadership. I know as a woman I am supposed to think that tears are okay — that Pat Whats-her-name got a bum deal for crying in public — but I think Jack makes a very strong case for No Tears among leaders.

He cites Mary Landrieu’s teary tour of New Orleans as a case in point. And, honestly, can you imagine Margaret Thatcher crying in a situation like that? When we finally do have a female president, it will be a woman who successfully navigates these treacherous shoals of handling personal emotions publically.

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Kanye West

New Pepsi Spokesman

And lastly, for those of you who followed the Indra Nooyi story here at Reasoned Audacity, Jack examines the wisdom, or not, of Pepsi’s marketing decision to hire Kanye West as their new spokesperson. . .

Love Dressed Up as Life

September 10, 2005 | By | No Comments

Woke up yesterday facing a drive to Philadelphia to check on Jack’s uncle who is in the hospital . . .

Checking email before leaving — (punctuated by: “Your shoes are in the closet. . . get them on and get in the truck!)

And found a message from one Cotillion member to another about the “chaos and mayhem” of being a mother. . . (“C’mon, let’s get going, gang. Get in the truck!”)

But her conclusion really hit me:

Right now it just LOOKS like choas and mayhem, but it’s just love dressed up as life.

Thanks to Rightwing Sparkle for a thought that stayed with me through a long, weary day full overflowing of love and life.

25 Aug