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Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay

Today is International Women’s Day. Each year on March 8 we celebrate the “…social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” (internationalwomensday.com/about) This year’s celebration seeks to draw attention to the contributions of women in the workplace. Women around the world have been asked to stay home from work today if they can to show … Continue reading

Dinner for One

Last night I cooked dinner for myself. For some, cooking is a necessity. If they don’t cook, the family does not eat. For others, it’s a thing they do because they always have, or somebody has to do it and they do a pretty darn good job of it. In this age of fast food, … Continue reading

Living in the Shadow of Men

Within the past week: A man in north Alabama shot and killed his wife and then himself. An Oregon man beat his wife to death, shot his three children in the head, set their home on fire and then killed himself. A Texas plumber shot and killed his wife and her elderly father, then set their home … Continue reading

The Meeting in Conference Room 12A

Not exactly holiday-related, but this poem came to me after watching a group meet in a nearby conference room. . The Meeting in Conference Room 12-A   “Get the door please, Mabel.”   As she maneuvers the maze of swivel chairs to the conference room door, suits talk work, kids, and sports. The meeting begins. … Continue reading

Accept What Is, and Live Anyway

. Women have very little idea of how much men hate them. Germaine Greer (The Female Eunuch) . One of the many hurts I’ve experienced since the presidential election is the sad reality that so many Americans hate competent women. Yes, hate. They don’t just dislike women. They despise women with a backbone who speak their … Continue reading

Take the Stress out of De-Stressing the Holiday

I get it. You want to impress. So this weekend has been spent shampooing carpets and cleaning the bathroom tile crevices with a toothbrush. If you haven’t already, you’ll begin your food preparations today or tomorrow. You’ve already decided whether to go with something new or the tried-and-true holiday favorites. Turkey or alternative meat-free roast. … Continue reading

Healing Energy Coming Right Up!

  A couple of days ago, two young women walked by me. They were chatting amiably and laughing, as good friends do. Suddenly I felt a rush of energy pass right through me. I smiled. It felt so good. In these days where there is such anger and animosity, it’s refreshing to see people who are happy. … Continue reading

Women Shaming Other Women? Shame on You!

This morning on Facebook a local news outlet had posted a heartwarming story of police officers giving out ice cream to community kids on a hot day. But many of the comments in the thread were about one young woman in one of the photos who wasn’t wearing a bra. “You should have bought her a bra.” “No … Continue reading

Gender Inequality and the Women Who Love It

Recently I overheard a conversation between two women in management talk about a promotional position one was interviewing for. The second woman told the first she was a shoo-in because she’s a pretty woman and “sex sells.” Despite the fact women are graduating college at rates higher than men, we continue to earn less on average than men. … Continue reading

Everyone Called her Nell

It’s only when we’ve survived the trials of life ourselves that we learn to appreciate the difficulties faced by others. My grandmother’s name was Ellen, but everyone called her Nell. Nell and her 5 siblings grew up in poverty in England between World Wars. She was 16 at the start of World War II. Nell was determined to find a … Continue reading

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