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AUGUST 2, 2008 3:53PM

Who Needs a Funeral?

Written in response to Verbal Remedy's, "What Remains?", is the following empathetic point/counterpoint:

1) I have become convinced after experiencing hundreds of people's reactions to four sudden deaths in a three year span, that the funeral process exists for the benefit of the… Read full post »

JULY 28, 2008 9:48AM

Fear of Taxation (updated)

Last week, I was recruited to join the Realtor's Governmental Affairs Committee. Since I was the only woman in the room when the meeting started, I was asked to take the minutes....I replied with something like, "As long as I don't have to serve ya'll the coffee, too". Well, at least thatRead full post »

JULY 24, 2008 6:58PM

The Perfect Blend of Pheremones

Martha's Vineyard Summer-1

Talk about flashbacks – Arlene and Sandra now have me going backward in time. Like Sandra, I found my mother’s copy of “The Sensuous Women”, but hid it under MY bed, so mom couldn’t take it back.  Back to the times of carefully practicing the/… Read full post »

JULY 18, 2008 9:40AM

Fairness in Broadcasting

RADIO ACT of 1927 

"American thought and American politics will be largely at the mercy of those who operate these stations, for publicity is the most powerful weapon that can be wielded in a republic. And when such a weapon is placed in the hands of one person, orRead full post »

JULY 18, 2008 1:06AM

New Yorker Awareness



"Many New Yorkers feel their city is more than just the (self-proclaimed) capital of the world. They think it actually is most of the world, the rest of the planet merely being the unavoidable orchard in which their Big Apple grows."  (from www.strangemaps.wordpress.Read full post »

JULY 17, 2008 12:33PM

Logical or Illogical

The New Yorker magazine controversy is probably old news by now in the media.  Apparently, I feel more argumentative on this issue than most, and I truly do not like to argue with friends. So, I apologize in advance for beating this subject to death in Open Salon. With this post… Read full post »

JULY 16, 2008 12:01PM

Art & Social Responsibility

In  theory, I agree completely that freedom of self expression is a valued and valuable American right. One perhaps imminently in jeopardy of being compromised even further by our government. I am an American that wants a return to the rule of law and other Constitutional rights as constructed… Read full post »

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JULY 14, 2008 10:07AM

Cutting Off His Nuts

In her Opinion column on Salon today, Joan Walsh wrote:  “But I want to know exactly how Jackson said Obama "talked down" to black people.”   

I have been considering venturing an opinion on that question for several days.  Feeling uncharacteristically “prRead full post »

JULY 4, 2008 12:04PM

My Fourth of July Salute

Jim White's excellent post,  "Pick Which George the Declaration is Discussing", should be sent to each and everyone of our Senators and Congressmen.  The philosophical mirror created by his post "should" reflect back to them how far they have deviated from our Forefath/… Read full post »

JUNE 30, 2008 10:21PM

KO Moves up a Notch

Although we know he was reading it, and had lots of help in its crafting, Keith Olbermann's much publicized comment to Obama on FISA was worth the wait.  He made a wonderfully concise presentation of the current FISA bill's interesting loophole, possible amendment, and suggestions fo… Read full post »

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JUNE 29, 2008 3:19PM

Living on $500 per Month


Two adults, one twenty year old boy, his 18 year old girlfriend, her 2 year old baby, a 16 year old girl-woman, and two large dogs live in a 1200 sq ft three bedroom, one bath ranch home in a town of about 65,000 people. The adult female’sRead full post »

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JUNE 29, 2008 12:44PM

A Pretty Pink Pistol?

My 75 year old father, a Korean War vet, is buying guns for the first time in his life. My husband kept his new 10/22 Ruger long rifle on our formal dining room table near the front door before I removed it. The rifle is now a few feet away from his 9mm Berretta… Read full post »

JUNE 28, 2008 11:04AM

The Husband's Side (revised)

Within this blog, I have been laying the groundwork for discussion of a Republican generated, and media propelled, assault on Barrack Obama as the election date approaches. We all know that it is coming, just as sure as the sun rising and setting, as it has the past seRead full post »

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JUNE 25, 2008 9:06PM

Permutations of Choice for Women

Can we try to come to truce on the feminine/feminist issue? I have been wracking my brain for a way to dissect it further -- to try to find words to end the conflict. Not sure if this will help but here is my contribution: 

Men have some roles they can perform… Read full post »

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JUNE 25, 2008 8:50AM

The Most Sexist Commentary

Salon published an article on Sunday, June 22, by staff writer, Rebecca Traister, entitled:  Why Clinton voters say they won't support Obama”.  Ms. Traister proposes twelve reasons to which she attributes the disgruntled voters’ displeasure. Number 5 gets my vRead full post »

A patriarchy is defined by the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:


Function: noun

Date: 1632  


1: social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives and children, and the reckoningRead full post »

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JUNE 22, 2008 9:56AM

Turning the Top Soil

Mankind has become accustomed to thinking of corporate America and environmentalism as being inherently at odds with each other. Yet, there is a new wave of thought – the Green Movement – breaking into our consciousness. Appropriately so, at a time when it seems the collective mind is pRead full post »
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JUNE 14, 2008 11:25PM

The Unexpected Daddy's Girl

Can you really reach deep into your Dad's heart by asking one question as a little girl? Do you automatically become daddy's girl, when you  surely are not mommy's? At ten, can you be surprised when even a mean daddy shows hRead full post »

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JUNE 12, 2008 9:34PM

Getting to the Core Issue

         Today marked a new media low with Fox News Presents:

   "Outraged Liberals:  Stop Picking on Obama's Baby Mama!"

Baby Mama - Wow! Where to begin? Is this theme racist, sexist, racist/sexist, or  just anot… Read full post »