Category Archives: Musings

Standing Rock

Victory at Standing Rock brought tears to my eyes!!  

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“I believe . . . .

“I believe we can do something about our society. I haven’t reached the stage where I say ‘Oh, hell, what’s the use.’” Words for dark times by Dr. Estelle Rosemary Ramey, endocrinologist and feminist. In 1970 Dr. Ramey took on … Continue reading

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Bookstore happiness

Happiness is unexpectedly discovering a used bookstore while on a research road trip! I’m trying to curb my book-buying appetite (running out of room, plus I have a book to write) but I succumbed to getting, “The Unknown Gertrude Jekyll,” … Continue reading

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Jersey Shore

Although totally prepared to leave, we stayed with our plans to spend the Labor Day weekend at the Jersey Shore. We figured that our 12-year-old granddaughter’s prediction that Hermine wouldn’t come ashore and send us scurrying to safety was as … Continue reading

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Favorite Photo

I recently received the April-May issue of my favorite little literary magazine “BookWomen A Readers’ Community for Those Who Love Women’s Words” with the 250-word piece I was asked to write about my favorite photo of me with 2-year old … Continue reading

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Doing research & just discovered this quote by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, better known today for her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” but for my purposes more important is her suffrage activism, highly influential book “Women and Economics,” and suffrage poetry. … Continue reading

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Grandmothering

Happpiness is grandmothering: I’m reading about dinosaurs with 22 1/2 month old grandtwins: Quinn and Balan, who unexpectedly were born on the same birthday as their dad David, himself a twin!

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!! On a quick trip to the grocery store, I spotted this particularly relevant wreath (one of four identical ones) hanging outside the front window of a pizza store.  My granddaughter Sophie loves peace symbols so I took … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday Season

Happy Holiday Season and a New Year full of peace and kindness . . . . The photo is our twin grandchildren: Quinn wanting everyone to admire the tree. She’s holding her beloved “Monkey.” Balan, as usual, on the run, … Continue reading

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When Women Talk

I’ve been writing about the Frances Wright, Angelina and Sarah Grimke and other 19th century pioneers who bravely forged the way for women to speak in public. Thus when I just took a writing break and discovered this quote by … Continue reading

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