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Laugh Me a Rivers

Laugh Me a Rivers

The news about Joan Rivers’ medically induced coma makes me sad.  Perhaps there is a part of me that hopes somebody, anybody, will outrun illness and death. That Betty White will be accepting an Emmy ten…

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Do I Still Have the Energy for a Feminism Reboot?

Do I Still Have the Energy for a Feminism Reboot?

I have been discouraged as of late by young girls who hate the word “feminism.” Apparently, when they hear that word they see their mothers and grandmothers burning bras, and it’s more than…

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Got the Menopausal Blues? Listen to this Bird!

Got the Menopausal Blues? Listen to this Bird!

I woke up after a night of sweating that a high school wrestler would envy, only to realize that I had gained several pounds. I got out of bed to get ready for work…

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Some Life Events Seem So Much More Beautiful in Retrospect

Some Life Events Seem So Much More Beautiful in Retrospect

I love the power of rose-colored glasses. You know, when we sit in our mental rocking chairs and look back over a time in our lives without remembering any of the negative stuff. Here…

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Hi Hon, I Have a Blog for You!

Hi Hon, I Have a Blog for You!

Women – we are a territorial, fierce lot. Like female lions, we often do the hunting, take care of the cubs, and lament over our male counterparts who are lounging under the tree….

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Why I’m a Fan of this Fan

Why I’m a Fan of this Fan

During my mother’s menopausal phase, fans seemed to reproduce in our house. Open any drawer and you would find a funeral fan, a fan from the department store, a fan made from some…

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