Category Archives: photography

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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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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she’s an eagle when she flies


On January 24, 2015 I wrote this post about female country music singer Dolly Parton – a woman I admire for more than just her music. During the intervening five years, Dolly and her cohort (of which I am one) … Continue reading

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sisters are doin’ it for themselves


“I am a black woman in America. I learned a long time ago no one was going to do anything for me,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC this morning in response to … Continue reading

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maya angelou: a woman of substance and survival


This post is actually a combination of two I wrote in prior years on the life of one of my favorite writers, Maya Angelou.  The first was written on the day of her death in May, 2014, the second on … Continue reading

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celebrating a Texas storyteller who was part of my history


Bring a child up with the gift of laughter, and when she is old she will not depart from it. I posted this in March, 2018 during women’s history month.  Enjoy. My paternal grandmother was called Ma by me and … Continue reading

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international women’s day – march 08, 2017


I wrote this piece on March 08, 2017 and feel it’s worthy of inclusion in my Women’s History Month this year. I hope you agree. Spring, 2017 will be the year I move on to my 71st birthday. I know, … Continue reading

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lessons in survival: the unsinkable Violet Jessop


Twenty-four-year-old Violet Jessop, the daughter of Irish immigrants who lived in Argentina when she was born in 1887, worked as a steward on board RMS Olympic, the largest civilian luxury liner of its day,  when it collided with the British … Continue reading

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