Category Archives: The Scarlet Dogma

Being on the Other Side of Young Just Means, Being on the Other Side of Young

We all have to come to that epiphany at some point—either cower at the notion of aging or embrace the fucker. And occasionally, a bitch slap is what it takes to put our heads in the right place. Screw women … Continue reading

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On Valentine’s Etiquette – So, What’s a Guy to do that Ain’t got a Clue?

Ah, Valentine’s Day―another holiday that manages to inspire warmth and contempt in the masses. Whether you’re stupid crazy in love, in a new happy fog, or unwaveringly single, there apparently is some form of Valentine’s Day etiquette to abide by … Continue reading

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9/11 Remembrance: A Tribute to America’s Resolve – the Steel in Us

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 will be indelibly recorded in our visual consciousness―seared in our memory as if it were yesterday. Each one of us can remember with great clarity where we were and what we were doing as … Continue reading

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Fifty is the new “Fuck You, Who Cares How Old I am, I’m Fabulous…or at Least Working on it!”

The big day has come and gone, striking like an unpredicted cyclone and sucking me into an era of senior quips, early bird specials and a whole slew of new annual exams and procedures. HAPPY FREAKIN’ BIRTHDAY to me! My mindset … Continue reading

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When Crazy is Wrapped in Beautiful, it’s Hard to Keep on Walking

(inspired by July post, “The Enticing Breed of the Psychopathic Woman” …partial excerpts of previous comments by Minka Fieldstone & Karen Catalan) Like moths to a flame, we are seduced by that which can kill us. We all want to … Continue reading

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Next Stop, Intercourse―Pennsylvania, that is

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last few decades, you’ve probably heard of the slew of oddly named Pennsylvania towns in or around Lancaster County. There’s a story about a traveler who is looking to Mount Joy in Intercourse, … Continue reading

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City Girl Amok in Amish Country

I’m giddy with excitement. Environments are changing…the mind cleansing. This sassy, snarky, city slicker has shoved off to Amish country. Complicated and befuddled ex-New York woman, now residing in an uncomplicated, farm-ridden, Amish livin’ country. Wait. I think I hear … Continue reading

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The Enticing Breed of the Psychopathic Woman

Remember when sex couldn’t kill you unless you lost control of the car? What is it that makes the seemingly sane man seek out the certifiably crazy? These otherwise smart guys can’t seem to stay away from those shiny poisonous … Continue reading

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Men do Love a Bitch – Crossing the line from Passive to Bitch-hood

Gettin’ your bitch on doesn’t need to involve bustin’ a cap in someone’s ass or hittin’ up some hot bitches. “Shit did you see Kayla last night? Dat bitch had her hood on!” Okay, so I may not be that … Continue reading

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Taboo my Ass!! In Conclusion…

Way back in the Paleolithic era, (okay, so maybe it was April, but in blog time, that’s freakin’ prehistoric) The Scarlet Dogma asked me to do a guest post, encouraging “the more taboo, the better.”  Naturally this led me first … Continue reading

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Do You Taboo??? (The Sequel to my Prequel)

Happy Monday, folks. (Talk about an oxymoron). I’d like to turn your attention to a subject we visited a little while back: TABOOS So.  Apparently, the biggest taboo is discussing taboos! Or, to be more precise, commenting on a blog … Continue reading

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Taboo my Ass! Give me the Uncensored Version!

And now a few words about a very taboo subject… Dear Esteemed and Awesomely Cool Readers: The Scarlet Dogma has honored/flattered/scared the shit out of me by allowing me to speak from her sophisticated, sexy, sassy and provocative podium. Regarding … Continue reading

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Enough with the Broken Heart Woes – So you got Dumped. Get Over it!

We’ve all done it at some point―frantically search google for some profound wisdom or poetry on “soothing broken hearts” or “rebounding from the depths of hell after being dumped.” We are desperate for anything that will bring us solace and … Continue reading

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Preserving the Good name of Premarital Sex

While teen pregnancy is a credible issue that needs addressing, these overzealous abstinence-only teachings have not only defamed the good name of premarital sex, but done so at the expense of tarnishing the good characters of those girls who are … Continue reading

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Has Chivalry ‘Checked Out’ or Still in Hibernation?

It was the late 70’s when I started dating, a period that seems both long ago and just yesterday. It was the mark of distinction to show some chivalrous behavior, even if it was a front put on for my … Continue reading

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The Female Animal: Uncovering the Mystery of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Women rule the world. Okay, maybe I’m biased, but they do. Just look at them—raising us, feeding us, bathing us, nurturing us; hardwired to reassure and bolster each other against disappointment and confusion. Evolving from decade to decade with more … Continue reading

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Mother Nature: The Wrath of a Diva

First let me just say, that the natural beauty created by Mother Nature is as miraculous as it is awesome. Yet in all her splendor, she can be unpredictable, childish, impetuous, weird and destructive. (sounds a bit psychotic to me, … Continue reading

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Female Midlife Crisis or Middle-Aged Loony?

If “midlife crisis” has become such a cliche, conjuring up images of straight men in toupees, speeding around in red convertibles with a twenty-something blond all sprawled in the front seat, then what are we women headed for when it’s … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Dogma

WELCOME! Glad you’re here! So what’s all the fuss about? Well, aside from seeking catharsis, I created The Scarlet Dogma, as a venue to write and reflect on the irony and absurdity of life—my life, and how when you look … Continue reading

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