Category Archives: Musings

Marriage Equality

With particular interest, Linda & I are awaiting the Supreme Court’s decisions tomorrow about same-sex marriage. The image is my photograph of the “Gay Liberation Monument” by sculptor George Segal, located in Christopher Park, New York City.

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Susan B. Anthony

“Nothing is worth the getting, if that has to be done by cunning, falsehood, deception. Whether it be wealth, position, office or the society of one we love, if we have to steal it, though it may be sweet and … Continue reading

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Also of the overcoming of it

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller

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Margaret Mead on Guns & Violence

“Margaret Mead Green” is located beside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where the famous cultural anthropologist, spent much of her career. (It’s also near my granddaughter’s elementary school.) An astute observer of cultures, Mead had … Continue reading

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Martha Gellhorn: Words worth pondering

Words worth pondering from Martha Gellhorn: “People often say, with pride, ‘I’m not interested in politics.’ They might say well say, ‘I’m not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedom, my future or … Continue reading

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Check it out!

My friend Annie Spillane posted this link to the video “The One Thing You Can Do that Corporations Can’t”  on my Facebook page.  Please check it out & let me know your reaction! http://www.upworthy.com/the-one-thing-you-can-do-that-corporations-still-cant

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School, speeches, new projects

Spent Labor Day at the Jersey Shore with Sophie and her family.  The ocean was gorgeous–warm clear water, rollicking waves!  Lots of swimming, sunning, feasting, walking, etc.  Got an exuberant report from Sophie after her first day of school.  Linda’s … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!  I just posted a message & photo about Sarah G. Bagley, fierce labor leader, mill worker, and writer on my Facebook page.  If you have time, please check it out (also, I hope, “like” it) http://on.fb.me/flGdOa.   Sophie … Continue reading

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Always Learning

Back from Nova Scotia where I found two terrific landmarks to women: the poet Elizabeth Bishop and folk artists Maud Lewis. Added excitement of whale watching and seeing many humpback whales, including a 6-month old who “played” around the boat!! … Continue reading

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Marriage equality

Just read the news that President Obama has finally evolved to the point of supporting marriage equality!  Congratulations & kudos to him and to all the people, including his daughters & staff members in same sex relationships,  who helped him … Continue reading

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