Mary Ann Sorrentino's 2 Cents Worth

Opinions, Observations and Musings

Mary Ann Sorrentino

Mary Ann Sorrentino
RI or FL depending on season, USA
June 19
Mary Ann is a columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel, the Providence Phoenix and other newspapers and has appeared on She was an Associated Press Award-winning radio talk host for 13 years and the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of RI 1977-1987. Her most recent book, ABORTION - The A Word (Gadd Books) is available on line and in major bookstores.


JANUARY 24, 2011 7:39PM

Is Black Love Really Different?


            Silly me, I just assumed Black people loved the same way White or Red, or Brown, or Yellow people did.

         Not according to the cover of February’s EBONY Magazi/… Read full post »


This is the scrumptious stepsister of the more snobbish "croque monsieur" from France.  Delicious, easy, affordable and quick. Growing up, I never had "grilled cheese"  that wasn't made this way. Great to make during a New England snow storm when your supplies are a… Read full post »

          Panera images  


Every so often, in the midst of all the legitimate reasons Americans have to be depressed and angry about their country, something hits the headlines to give us a moment of sunshine and cause to… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2011 12:40PM


Ok. I have all my SPAM settings on, and I must say my provider does a pretty good job of filtering my emails, but what I am wondering about is what the SENDERS are thinking when they send me emails in a language totally foreign and illegible to me. Send me something… Read full post »

                        The Wolfman  

                   ( OOPS...Too much Propecia ) /… Read full post »

get even 

          Am I the only person wondering why the news media—print as well as electronic— has been absurdly obsessed with Elizabeth Edwards’ will, and specifically the fact that she left everything to her children and nothing… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2011 8:53AM

You STILL Can't Beat a Woman!

 (This piece originally appeared in the Providence Phoenix and other newspapers in New England last week...but the tales it tells are-- tragically--probably happening right now in a city near you.)

            When Rhode Islanders mention fo… Read full post »

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           2010 started off well-enough, I suppose. We wanted to take our grandchildren to Italy and we did. That was the highlight of the year (and probably of ou/… Read full post »




          In the late 1980's, I was regrouping professionally having completed a 10-year stint as Director of Planned Parenthood of RI and having been publicly declared excommunicated from the Roman Catholic… Read full post »

world's great  


In the spirit of the holidays, I wish

for all of us the kind of joyful coming

together in peace and brotherly love

 that this great video documents. 

                  &nbsRead full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2010 9:07PM

OS May Go Dark: So What? GET OVER IT!

All over OS there are posts, comments and general panic about the possibility that OS might get taken over by or merge with another entity.

Why all the fuss?

Then Kerry Lauerman posts - in at least two places on OS-- a paternal, "now calm down, kiddies..." post and this is… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2010 8:34PM

Tell Us Something We DON'T Know

Were you surprised when you heard ?




(Does this man look worried about jail time?)


 Tom DeLay, former Congressman from Texas and House Majority Leader, recently found guilty of money laundering, is now awaiRead full post »



Pope Benedict XVI has had the world abuzz this week over comments he made in a recent German interview. The pontiff stated that condoms might be permitted in the instance of sex with a male prostitute. His rationale-- or spin-- was that this might be seen as a stepRead full post »

 pig pen 


1. Would a TV newswoman as unattractive as David Gregory ever have had a shot at hosting a network show like NBC's "Meet the Press"?  david_gregory_msnbcMSNBC  photo

2.  Does continuing to use the voice (and sometimes images) of Billy Mays the great pitchman who die/Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2010 9:26PM

BARACK will ROCK in 2012


largest obama 

If the President is as smart as I believe he is, he will be doing something like THIS in two years...and the hell with trying to deal with the naysayers!

YES HE CAN!! Read full post »

women French ad 

Last week 5 Anglican bishops resigned saying they were moving to the Roman Catholic Church in opposition to the Church of England’s decision to ordain women priests. This is no loss to Episcopalians, but it is a great blow to Roman Catholics who already have more than enough hypoc… Read full post »


cooked turkey 

small poison 

When I saw Emily Holleman's Open Call for your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, it reminded me of my years on talk radio and how-- every year around this time-- I would have a guest on from the US Department of Agriculture. They would talk to the audience about safeRead full post »

There are so many sexy posts lately, I wondered if anybody had any memories of the times when we weren't so obvious (but just as sexy!) 
Prom nights and after-dance-dates seemed like a good place to start...
Have at it!
Remember when those hormones were REALLY racing???

1026-charlie-sheen-ex-tmz-13 (TMZ photo)

            The relationship between an addict and his of her drug(s) of choice is the most intimate relationship there is. Perpetually-recovering addicts will admit that nothing and no one can stand between them and thei/Read full post »


Iran vote 


While our sons and daughters die every day fighting for the "precious right to vote" for Iraqis and Afghanis, the Associate Press announces that on Nov. 2, 2010 - Election Day USA -

"Overall, turnout in the midterm elections was projected at 42 percent of registered voter… Read full post »

 Just hours from now, Americans will know who is going to be running the country for the next two years. Whatever the outcomes of the elections coast-to-coast, nothing much is likely to change in Washington.            

Why should it?Read full post »

  1. Is there an easier way I just haven’t discovered??? We can put men on the moon, but yet can’ t figure out a way to cut and paste all the “friends’ one has into the “To” box when you want to send everyone a message about a new post
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playboy justice


Last week, when Ginni Thomas, wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, left a voicemail for law professor Anita Hill, demanding an apology for Hill’s testimony against Thomas at his Senate confirmation hearings, the world was united in a giant, “Why is she… Read full post »

We've all written rants about government not doing enough, the recession taking everyone down, no help in sight, etc. etc. ad nauseum . Now Kat Hudson (whom I do not know, have never met) is trying to put an end to her 10 months without a paycheck...and she NEEDS OUR HELP. (See… Read full post »


I’ve decided to repost this as an Open Call-

Please share YOUR spam experiences and/or suggested ways to cope/correct this nightmare!

We can also have some fun with this.


I have now removed about 50 "ads" from my comments in the last 2 days...Now there are 20 new onRead full post »