Category Archives: sexism

prejudice by any other name is still prejudice


Last night I had a conversation with my cousin Gaylen (son of Ray) who lives near the area demolished by a large tornado that swept south of Houston, Texas yesterday. Thankfully Gaylen and his family escaped damage, but I was … Continue reading

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last train from Gun Hill – and Ukraine


In 1959 when I was thirteen years old, my daddy decided unexpectedly to take my mama and me to a movie in Houston, Texas. This was HUGE for me because (1) my daddy never wanted to spend any money on … Continue reading

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dear Santa, send boxing gloves


Before you ask yourself whether you’ve read this story before, I can say possibly – it’s a seasonal favorite of mine. This year my good friend Ed Madden’s annual holiday letter included a fabulous vintage Christmas card of a boxing … Continue reading

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Grade for Republicans in Midterms: D


Dobbs + Deniers + Donald = Defeat Pretty, who follows political predictors via Twitter, kept telling me all weekend that the Dems were going to maintain control of the Senate but I couldn’t breathe a sigh of relief until I … Continue reading

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gimme a break – no, seriously – time out?


The mid term elections are in the past now, but my nerves continue to jingle jangle like the spurs on my boots used to do as I anxiously await outcomes. I find myself turning to movies of questionable taste on … Continue reading

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the ONE thing you’ve got going: your ONE vote – Shirley Chisholm (1924 – 2005)


In 1968 Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress; she served in the House of Representatives from 1969 – 1983. In 1972 she became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s nomination … Continue reading

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what is really on the line November 8th?


A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is done. No matter how brave its warriors or how strong its weapons. Cheyenne proverb We cannot be distracted by the noises that … Continue reading

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what do Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlisle, Lizzo and Selena Gomez have to do with the 2022 mid-term elections?


Oh well, gosh, golly. Now that you mention it – nothing, unless you count the one vote thing in the upcoming elections on November 8th. Each one of these American singers has one vote in the election which is now … Continue reading

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Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom)


A 22 year old woman named Mahsa Amini died on September 16th. in a hospital in Tehran, Iran while in the custody of the Guidance Patrol a/k/a the morality police who arrested her three days before for a violation involving … Continue reading

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yesterday and today juxtaposed


One of my favorite quotes as a septuagenarian is “we must have old memories and young hopes.” Catchy, right? Sigh. I have a revision. Check it out: we must have new memories and reclaim old hopes. Yesterday’s new memories with … Continue reading

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