What Were They Thinking?

Now that a little over one-half of our nation’s eligible voters have chosen a new president, I am left wondering about the other 40+%. What were they thinking? I talked to some of them as a volunteer for the Democratic party. “We don’t like any of the candidates,” they said, “so we are not going to vote.” Or “We can’t decide, so maybe we won’t vote.” A few of them said something like, “Who...
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There’s Something Wrong Here

Something is wrong here, very wrong. We secretly search for a cure for mid-life crisis, yet we despair of finding it. We are alone and lonely. We are isolated from each other. We speak in sound bites on Facebook and Twitter. We love one-up-man-ship, and we live in a What-Can-You-Do-for-Me world. A Better Way This isn’t the best way to get things done. The best way—take the early Christians as an...
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Ida, I Idolize Ya

I found a new heroine. Her name is Ida B. Wells. Seventy years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, Ida at age 22 not only refused, but bit the conductor when he tried to force her to get up. It took three men to drag her off the bus. Now that is some spunk! You can read all about her...
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Paleo* Is not for Everybody, But Could It Be for You?

If you’re a pasta and pizza kind of person, you might want to skip this post—or better yet, you might want to really, really try a Paleo diet–Paleolithic*, that is. Wha…? WTH, etc? Why would I even say such a ridiculous thing. Eat like a caveman (or woman)? It’s possible that you are making yourself fat, in a word. Not only that, you may be making yourself sick. There is a large group of people...
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Never Too Late to Bloom–excerpts

Here is an excerpt from my book,Never Too Late to Bloom: Becoming the Woman You Were Meant to Be. I hope you enjoy it. I will post more excerpts on future blogs. How I Came to Write a Book “I had been pondering my mission off and on for many years. Having read Betty Friedan’s classic book The Feminine Mystique in the 60s, I had known for a long time that I was destined for another, perhaps...
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Home Isn’t What It Used to Be

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. —Robert Frost That may not be as true any more as it was in Frost’s day. Or at least you can’t call it home if they don’t want you to be there. Today I can count on the fingers of both hands and all my toes the number of families that can’t or won’t take in their kin. With this definition, it can’t be called home then,...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom