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The definition of the word “they,” is: used to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned or easily identified. “the two men could get life sentences if they are convicted” a group of people in authority regarded collectively. “they cut my water off” used to refer to a person of unspecified sex.… read more

Earning My Daily Bread

The inevitable question when meeting someone new is “what do you do?” It is a given in our society that this question is meant to address what we do for a living. I’m not real sure how we got to the point that our work is how we define ourselves, but here we are. It’s… read more

Cruelty Of The Con

As I age, I understand that there are many things in my life that have changed. When traffic comes to a stop to let me cross the street, I suspect it has less to do with the sway of my hips and more to do with letting the elderly woman cross safely; when I wake… read more

A Perfect Cup Of Resistance

I make a damn good pot of coffee. I use a French Press, and I buy premium coffee from World Market. My favorite flavor is Breakfast Blend, which I always mix half and half with a decaf blend. It’s a little taste of heaven every morning. I love the Breakfast Blend, but it’s harder to… read more


I’ve written a lot about women’s changing role and the impact those changes have made on me and my family. For all of that knowledge, I am also keenly aware of the changing roles for men and the confusion it has caused them. The men of my father’s generation were as trapped and suffocated by… read more

Life Is Short

I spent most of my week working on a painting that has challenged me and my abilities. It is the third painting in a series of five and trying to maintain the movement of the piece has been difficult. It’s the type of work that you know you’re growing by doing, but it’s taking me… read more

Today’s Top 10

Most women I know have, at one point in their life, made a list of everything they want in a man. As they go through different phases of their life the list may change, but there’s still usually a list somewhere. The consistent top three for me are: Am I attracted to him? Is he… read more

What Happened to Fair and Equal?

Last week I saw a post on Facebook that a woman I’ve known for years posted. In the post my friend was bemoaning that Ilhan Omar was a member of congress. To support her concerns about this member of Congress, my friend posted a link to a video from One America News (OAN.) OAN is… read more

Cancer is An Ugly Word

(This post was originally written in January of 2015. We have since lost my feisty mom to another illness, but I still feel strongly about the importance of self-checks.)  “Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk”. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz Cancer… read more

America’s Abusive Relationship

  An abusive relationship is a manipulative relationship. An abuser may or may not hurt you physically, but they all try to brainwash their victim into believing that their behavior is “normal.” I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but I keep getting the feeling that our current administration feels a lot like… read more