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- memory makers over Memorial Day
- I will be missing you, Tina Turner
- Calling All Lesbians – Time to Speak Out!
- Nana, is your birthday over yet?
- Prologue to I’ll Call It Like I See It Revisited
- Economics 101 Revisited
- Epilogue For Deep in the Heart Revisited
- and then there were these Mother’s Day Moments in 2023
- making fudge with my mother
- if not us, who? if not now, when?
- guns over children? american carnage
- the eyes of texas – and the rest of the world – are upon you
- one final birthday card – and gift
- you can cage the singer, but not the song – Harry Belafonte (1927 – 2023)
- and now I’m seven and seventy
Flannery O'Connor answered the mystery for me of why I write?
I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.
Category Archives: Life
Equal Pay Day 2023
AAUW Equal Pay Calendar 2023 Equal Pay Days Thanks so much to the American Association of University Women for the above images and information they provided on this significant component of Women’s History Month in 2023. And thanks to Brazilian … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Personal, politics, Random, sexism, Slice of Life, sports, The Way Life Is, The Way Life Should Be Tagged aauw equal pay calendar in 2023, billie jean king, camila pinheiro poster for 2023 us open tennis tourney, equal pay for women, equal prize money for men and women in tennis, personal discrimination in the workplace, when did 4 majors establish equal prize money for women and men, women's movement in the 1970s 2 Comments
everything, everywhere all at once – Cardinal style
the two OG cats post Carport Kitty neighbor cat visits regularly Charly getting white hair, too – but still always at my side Carl’s life is as blurry as this picture with loss of hearing, vision – but his smell … Continue reading
ode to the Old Woman in the Shoe
There once was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many health issues she didn’t know what to do. From the white hair on her head to the arthritic joints in her swollen toes that bent … Continue reading
Posted in ageism, Life, Random, Reflections, Slice of Life Tagged achilles heel, arthritis, battle of the bras, crocs, physical issues of aging for women, wrinkles, yeti coolers 8 Comments
why I called it like I see it – yes, but are you still lazy?
Six-year-old Finn came inside the house from the pool and ran dripping wet past me on his way to the kitchen to get a bag of chips. I was sitting in my antiquated deep blue velvety cloth recliner in the … Continue reading
Posted in Lesbian Literary, Life, Personal, Random, Reflections, Slice of Life, The Way Life Is, The Way Life Should Be Tagged calling it like we see it, comfy recliners for old people, generosity of friends, laziness, life expectancy, quality of life issues for the elderly, relevance for the elderly, unfiltered conversation with six year old Finn 10 Comments
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
International Women’s Day Dedicated this year to the women of Ukraine, Iran and the women seeking asylum on the U.S. – Mexico border
March Madness starts Women’s History Month for Pretty and me
Women’s History Month for Pretty and me begins with March Madness every year. While we fall woefully short of being perfect card-carrying lesbians in areas like do it yourself home improvements and/or knowing all the lyrics to Brandi Carlisle’s music … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Personal, photography, politics, racism, Reflections, sexism, Slice of Life, sports, The Way Life Is, The Way Life Should Be Tagged aliyah boston, brea beal, coach dawn staley, Gamecock women's basketball, kiera fletcher, laeticia amihere, march madness, olivia thompson, sec tournament in 2023, victaria saxton, women's history month, zia cooke 7 Comments
the good name of John Lewis, American patriot
I no longer have to imagine a world without John Lewis as I did when I originally published this piece in July, 2020 – because I have now lived in that world in real time for almost three years. I … Continue reading
mind over memory
Groundbreaking research is currently being conducted in the medical field on treatment programs including new medicines for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In 2011 when I wrote this piece and published it for the first time, Pretty and I had become … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day murder at local grocery store called senseless
“Unfortunately, this is a situation where tempers flared, and someone let anger get the best of them,” Irmo Police Chief Robert Dale said. “One rash decision has impacted the lives of two families and countless others who witnessed this tragic … Continue reading
Posted in family life, Lesbian Literary, Life, Personal, politics, Random, Reflections, Slice of Life, The Way Life Is, The Way Life Should Be Tagged concealed weapon permit, gun violence a fixture in American life, mass murder at Michigan State University, molly ivins on guns, number of guns in united states, one woman killed in parking lot of grocery store in Irmo SC, open carry, senseless killings, Valentine's Day murder 11 Comments