by Su Swanne A few years back, as I was growing up emotionally, I read the book Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman. This book provided so much understanding about how my mother was shaped by the lack of a mother, and therefore, how my own life was influenced by her losses. March 2016 is Women’s History Month, and March is also my mother’s birthday. So I’m writing to honor my … [Read more...] about Creating, and Breaking, Life Patterns
Part 2 I have been writing about my emotional roller coaster ride for which I was ticketed by my disabled brother's hospitalization, surgery, infections, and transfer into a hospice program followed by his apparent strengthening and process of recovery. You can read the first part of this series here. I am mainly writing this second part of a post for my friends who believe … [Read more...] about Hospice Miracles and Malpractice – Part 2
I have not been able to figure out what is going on with me lately. I cannot write, or concentrate, or work. I start wonderful pieces of writing and then lose interest and decide to take a nap. I got off track after successfully getting on track a few weeks ago when I deviated from being an infrastructure inducing dynamo to do taxes. Then I worked on some non-writing … [Read more...] about A is for April and an Abject Attitude
It really helps when you know others are going through what you are going through. Ginny teaches Yoga. Marci is dieting. Deb works out in her living room. I'm especially proud of Marci who had the courge to talk about her weight. Let's just say that I would be happy to get down to 170. My goal is 140. I have 50 lbs of fat to get rid of. Ugh. And one of the … [Read more...] about Day Five of Working On Working Out
F is for Feminist I believe that some of the young women who did not, and still may not, like the word Feminist have started to understand why Later Born Baby Boomers as well as women of the preceding generations still use the word. This makes me sad. Words that end with isms and ists are usually not the best of words because part of their very nature is the lumping of … [Read more...] about F is for Feminist and It Is Not an "F Word"