Category Archives: Musings

Melissa Etheridge

Taking a break we went to Melissa Etheridge’s concert tonight. Fabulously energizing and uplifting, fun too! Sat next to a dynamic high school English teacher who knew all the lyrics of her classic songs (we didn’t). Melissa’s surprise guest was … Continue reading

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Vigilance!

Checking my email this morning I read an email from the Southern Poverty Law Center (to which we donate) with a link to a ‘timely piece by The Guardian about Google’s relationship to online extremism”: Citizens, parents, teachers everyone be … Continue reading

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“Post-truth” – Yikes!!!

Early morning newspaper reading introduced me to a new word – “post-truth.”¬† In an op-ed by Ruth Marcus “We’ve now started a new post-truth era in U.S. politics,” I learned that in November the Oxford Dictionaries added¬† “post-truth” as the … Continue reading

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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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