Category Archives: Life

ella goes zero to six months in sixty nana seconds


Ella and her Nanas from October 1, 2019 – April 01, 2020 Happy Six Month Birthday, Ella Elisabeth James! You give us joy and hope for the future! Stay tuned.      

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a prize fighter named Pain


Reaching deep, deeper, deepest into my archives this time with a story that seems appropriate for our collective contemporary selves across the world. I offer this post first published here in September, 2011. I lifted it from my third book, … Continue reading

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ships that don’t come in


“To those who stand on empty shores and spit against the wind and those who wait forever for ships that don’t come in.” Joe Diffie (d. 3-29-20) recorded these words written by Paul Nelson and Dave Gibson in 1992; I … Continue reading

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true confessions


 I find the planet to be spinning out of control on a different axis at a very high rate of speed in the past thirty-one days since the beginning of Women’s History Month. I usually post four to five times … Continue reading

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my new BFF Ellen


In November, 2013 when I first published this post I was struggling with losses so overwhelming I felt like a stranger in my own skin. If I had had a voice, that voice would have been the lone one crying … Continue reading

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Liz Was Hotter than a Two Dollar Pistol


What would my Women’s History month be without Liz? This post was first published in October, 2013 two years after her death on March 23, 2011. Please don’t be disappointed in me for not giving more details of her life, … Continue reading

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sidetracked: takin’ any comfort that i can


I have a good friend who is alone tonight following the death of her wife of 30 years last week. In the midst of the fear and panic we are all facing with the pandemic news every day, she must … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ms. Magazine, Title IX And The Lady


These posts were first published here on June 20, 2012 and June 21, 2012. I hope you agree they make an appropriate addition to our Women’s History Month collection in 2020. Ms. Magazine is 40 years old this year according … Continue reading

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Dancing with Destiny – the Williams Sisters


At her press conference following her loss in the 2019 singles finals at Wimbledon, Serena Williams was questioned about why she lost. Although she tried to say her opponent played a brilliant match, the members of the press wouldn’t let … Continue reading

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Talking Guns with Texan Molly Ivins


I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults. – Molly Ivins (1944 – 2007) Although Molly Ivins was born in Monterrey, California in 1944, … Continue reading

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