Magdalene’s Day

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
There were three who always walked with the Lord: Mary, his mother, and her sister, and Magdalene, the one who was called his companion. His sister and his mother and his companion were each…

Magdalene’s Day

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
There were three who always walked with the Lord: Mary, his mother, and her sister, and Magdalene, the one who was called his companion. His sister and his mother and his companion were each…

Do-Chu-Sei: Quietude in Turmoil

Originally posted on AIKIDO-NO-SEKAI:
“Do-Chu-Sei” Remaining calm in the middle of chaos. Do-Chu-Sei as a concept comes from 3 Japanese characters: Do (動), as in movement, Chu (中), as in inside, center, and; Sei (静), as in silence, calm, stillness, or…

Do-Chu-Sei: Quietude in Turmoil

Originally posted on AIKIDO-NO-SEKAI:
“Do-Chu-Sei” Remaining calm in the middle of chaos. Do-Chu-Sei as a concept comes from 3 Japanese characters: Do (動), as in movement, Chu (中), as in inside, center, and; Sei (静), as in silence, calm, stillness, or…

Alice Keppel

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
I do not mind what she does as long as she comes back to me in the end.  -  George Keppel Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VII of the United…

Alice Keppel

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
I do not mind what she does as long as she comes back to me in the end.  -  George Keppel Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VII of the United…

May Gaza Victims’ Memories Be a Blessing.

Originally posted on Emily L. Hauser – In My Head:
We read names. We say names out loud, and hold their souls on our breath. We record names with ink and carve them into stone; we raise them in national…

May Gaza Victims’ Memories Be a Blessing.

Originally posted on Emily L. Hauser – In My Head:
We read names. We say names out loud, and hold their souls on our breath. We record names with ink and carve them into stone; we raise them in national…

I don't know what these are - do you?

I would love your advice. But only if I ask for it.

  Mostly I find friends and others generous in their support and judicious in dispensing advice which I absolutely do not want UNLESS I ask for it in which I case I absolutely DO! I have become unequivocally clear about

I don't know what these are - do you?

I would love your advice. But only if I ask for it.

  Mostly I find friends and others generous in their support and judicious in dispensing advice which I absolutely do not want UNLESS I ask for it in which I case I absolutely DO! I have become unequivocally clear about

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Royal Triple Crown

This post is a triad of royalty related pieces by guess who? Yours truly! Pinkie Patti and her BFF Gaby don’t sing God Save the Queen on an O Canada afternoon Remembering Royalty: Diana Princess of Wales (July 1, 1961

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Royal Triple Crown

This post is a triad of royalty related pieces by guess who? Yours truly! Pinkie Patti and her BFF Gaby don’t sing God Save the Queen on an O Canada afternoon Remembering Royalty: Diana Princess of Wales (July 1, 1961

On SCOTUS, Hobby Lobby, and those Dove commercials.

Originally posted on I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog:
This is something I posted to my facebook page about four hours ago. I thought it might be worth sharing here as well.   I have a…

On SCOTUS, Hobby Lobby, and those Dove commercials.

Originally posted on I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog:
This is something I posted to my facebook page about four hours ago. I thought it might be worth sharing here as well.   I have a…

live every minute and flowers for you

  There’s not much point in being alive if you don’t live while you are. That’s the underlying theme of this blog post about a walk on the porch with my Alzheimer’s Mom: 25 minutes of joy on the roller

live every minute and flowers for you

  There’s not much point in being alive if you don’t live while you are. That’s the underlying theme of this blog post about a walk on the porch with my Alzheimer’s Mom: 25 minutes of joy on the roller

AWR Muzammil Bibi

One, two and 49 per cent too many

A few days ago, 20-year-old Muzammil Bibi was walking through a field in Pakistan when several men came upon her; they gang raped and strangled her, then hung her from a tree. They murdered her for no reason whatsoever.

AWR Muzammil Bibi

One, two and 49 per cent too many

A few days ago, 20-year-old Muzammil Bibi was walking through a field in Pakistan when several men came upon her; they gang raped and strangled her, then hung her from a tree. They murdered her for no reason whatsoever.

Fuck “Sexy”

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Sometimes I feel like I want to ban the word sexy. Like, take that shit out of the dictionary and impose a fine whenever someone uses it. Which is pretty funny because I’m super…

Fuck “Sexy”

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Sometimes I feel like I want to ban the word sexy. Like, take that shit out of the dictionary and impose a fine whenever someone uses it. Which is pretty funny because I’m super…

Susan & Patti June 7 2014

Mom and I in a musical duet

  My Mom is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Music is one of her few remaining joys, one I share with her almost every day. It is extraordinarily powerful. I’ve learned and relearned a lot over the past

Susan & Patti June 7 2014

Mom and I in a musical duet

  My Mom is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Music is one of her few remaining joys, one I share with her almost every day. It is extraordinarily powerful. I’ve learned and relearned a lot over the past

How Do You Mourn The Living?

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Tomorrow is Father’s Day. If you’re a fairly regular reader here, you may have noticed that I don’t often mention my dad, and when I do it’s always in the past tense. He’ll sometimes…

How Do You Mourn The Living?

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Tomorrow is Father’s Day. If you’re a fairly regular reader here, you may have noticed that I don’t often mention my dad, and when I do it’s always in the past tense. He’ll sometimes…

Friday the 13th

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
It’s time we let the prohibitionists know that if they want to pick on sex workers, we have a whole lot of brothers and sisters they’re going to have to face as well.  - …

Friday the 13th

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
It’s time we let the prohibitionists know that if they want to pick on sex workers, we have a whole lot of brothers and sisters they’re going to have to face as well.  - …

So that bird crapped on my pants and then I got the job.

Originally posted on I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog:
So. Last week. I’m on the train before I notice that the new pink nail polish that I smeared on top of the old, chipped pink nail…

So that bird crapped on my pants and then I got the job.

Originally posted on I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog:
So. Last week. I’m on the train before I notice that the new pink nail polish that I smeared on top of the old, chipped pink nail…

Call for Submissions

Originally posted on Southern Sass:
Call for Anthology Submissions–Deadline  June 30, 2014 Writers are most often advised to never throw away anything they write. The logic is that one day, an editor somewhere might really like the idea. And now…

Call for Submissions

Originally posted on Southern Sass:
Call for Anthology Submissions–Deadline  June 30, 2014 Writers are most often advised to never throw away anything they write. The logic is that one day, an editor somewhere might really like the idea. And now…

The Blame Game — We Need to Stop Blaming Women for Gender Inequality

Originally posted on Crates and Ribbons:
One of the more slippery tricks that the patriarchy employs to uphold itself is to further the illusion that gender inequality is really the fault of women themselves, and a natural and inevitable state…

The Blame Game — We Need to Stop Blaming Women for Gender Inequality

Originally posted on Crates and Ribbons:
One of the more slippery tricks that the patriarchy employs to uphold itself is to further the illusion that gender inequality is really the fault of women themselves, and a natural and inevitable state…