It’s Birthday Week!

Birthdays…I’ve had a few!     This Saturday, July 8th, will be my 67th anniversary of life. It’s an odd number and I feel somewhat odd about it, honestly. When I think back on that cold December day when I was contemplating turning 60 and started this blog, I have to say, this one feels less heavy than that one did and mostly because so many of you have encouraged my writing and contributed your thoughts and opinions on this blog. That’s a great birthday gift, I must say! So many changes have occurred since this writing adventure began and
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Excerpt From the Memoir

I’ve been so busy with Cosmo’s book, and other projects, I’ve neglected the memoir. It may seem strange to be working on a children’s book and a memoir at the same time but, one helps balance out the other and kind of cleanses the emotions. Here is an excerpt from the memoir introducing my mother’s fourth husband. He was a real charmer. Any and all critiques are welcome.   Les It was the fourth husband, who verified my instincts about people. I had him pegged the moment I laid eyes on him in the stairwell. His name was Les. He worked
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The Nuclear Football a Party Favor?

  It has been two weeks since my last post here on the blog. I apologize for slacking but, I’ve been a little depressed and empty of words that make sense or, at least seem to have meaning.     I had intended to keep the politics off this site and use HuffPost for all of that but, I know many of you are political junkies like me and share the same views. I’m sure those who don’t have left this cyberspace a while back. That’s fine with me! I feel bad for anyone who has ties to drumpf fans
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The Women’s March, an International Statement!

  All hail the Women’s Marches all over the world! If anyone doubted this was a movement they underestimated us BIGLY. It was awe inspiring! I was thrilled to be a part of this movement with my husband by my side. Dave with our sign. We left home at 8 am and got to Philly at 9:30 am. We were able to park in our church parking lot, which was a blessing. No pun intended. It was a straight walk up to Market St. to get the T and head to where the action was taking place. The trains were
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There’s Going To Be Some Changes Made…

  Here we are in inauguration week and, I don’t know about you but, I’m in kind of a funk. I’ve decided to keep my politics on Huffington Post and try to stay more upbeat here on my blog. I will share the links and hope you’ll read the posts there, but if you are weary of politics I understand. Here’s the latest one: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/587d22fce4b094e1aa9dc89b?timestamp=1484686269968   That said, I would like to ask all of you how you’re handling this new world order. Dave and I are planning to join the Women’s March in Philadelphia on Saturday, which I hope
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When You Smell Something, Say or Do Something.

  It’s been nine days since my last post. I have gone from the fire in my belly over the election into a semi-depression that came with a cold. Sometimes a cold is the universe’s way of telling you to slow down and rest. I think there’s some truth to that. A constant state of tension and anger is never good for the long haul but, sometimes it’s a reality. Slowing down gives time and space to collect yourself and find the path that makes the most sense to survive what’s coming.   I’m holding onto some hope for December
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Love and Sanity trump Hate!

  This will likely be my last political post for this election season. I hope. It has been a mind-boggling struggle that became more mind-boggling as it progressed. I, like many others, never took the orange buffoon seriously from the beginning. How could anyone take him seriously? He, the reality show blowhard with the worst comb-over in History running for President of the United States?? Come on! Mind you, I wouldn’t have voted for anyone on the Republican debate stage but, the orange buffoon was like comic relief. Until it wasn’t funny any longer. I came of age in the
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The Objectification of Girls

  There have been so many stories about the Republican candidate for President of the U.S. that absolutely turn my stomach it’s hard to find one that stands out. Every day there is another disgusting example of his misogyny, hateful and racist views that make me want to vomit.       There have been many stories over the past week or two about his involvement in Beauty Pageants. We’ve all read about the Miss Universe he abused, but he also owned the Miss Teen USA pageant. Now several of the girls, and I do mean girls, he abused are
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I’m With Her, part 3

  Well, well, well. As one of Drumpf’s campaign workers said under their breath last night, ‘The wheels are off the bus now!” I had planned a post for today about the plight of the old white men who are the most avid supporters of the orange pig, but I didn’t see this juicy morsel coming. I think those of us who have always known he is a pig are only surprised at the response from the mainstream Republicans. I guess hearing him talk about grabbing a woman by the ‘pussy’ was the final straw for any thinking man with
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I’m with HER, part 2

  This election year has been exhausting, for me. I’m admittedly a political junkie, have been since JFK and I was only ten years old then. My family’s roots were in the South but, they were Democrats. The South started shifting to the right in 1964 when Strom Thurmond switched parties. With all I remember about him, I’m glad he left.   My grandparents migrated North in the late ‘40’s when my grandfather got work driving cars from Georgia to Ohio and discovered more opportunities up North. He ended up working for Willy’s Motors in Toledo. In many ways, my
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