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I do not want to give up my life for stupidity and greed.

NOTE: The Republican leadership, including our newly inaugurated President, will be meeting this week in my hometown. There are many protests and rallies planned. Tomorrow morning (Wednesday 1-25-17), 11:00 AM a group will be meeting outside the Friend's Center at 15th and Cherry Streets in support of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network and Save My... Continue Reading →

I Am Woman.

I Am Woman. I was seven years old when that anthem to feminism hit the airwaves. I am not sure what sort of impact it had on me back then… but it is certainly easy to hear Helen Reddy’s voice in my head. “I am woman, hear me roar… In numbers too big to ignore.”... Continue Reading →

They Are All Dragons… #Believe in Dragons

My stomach is already churning in anticipation of tonight’s Little League World Series game featuring Philadelphia’s Taney playing Las Vegas’s Mountain Ridge. Taney’s last game (against Pearland, TX) was a complete nail-biter…and way more stress then I wanted on a Sunday night. I screamed so loud when Tai Shanahan hit that grounder sending Zion Spearman... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Sandra Bullock…and Happy Birthday to Me!

I cannot tell you when I became aware of the fact that I share the same birthday as Sandra Bullock…same day, same year… July 26, 1964. But I CAN tell you when it began to annoy the crap out of me. Back in December of 2009, CNN (along with a number of other news outlets)... Continue Reading →

No One Gets Out Alive

  I was going to say that I’ve been thinking a lot about death of late, but really I think death has been making me think about life. Or more specifically, how to live. Influenced by a recent series of guided meditations along with some concentrated reading of Eckhart Tolle, I’ve been practicing “being in... Continue Reading →

Saved from the Jaws of Death by the Jaws of Life: a love of telling stories + a penchant for preserving history + social media + a father’s legacy = a quite unexpected journey

July 15, 1951: on a quiet Sunday morning in an otherwise sleepy farming community, a dry hot wind was kicking up the dust and dry grass as the heat index started to rise. Just outside of town, in the shadow of the iconic Scotts Bluff National Monument, a large group had gathered and a boy... Continue Reading →

Dharma South Philly Style or How to Make an Omelet

Over the years my husband and I have developed a tradition of writing down our resolutions along with a few goals to help us start to move in our chosen direction…some are joint, some are individual. This time last year I have to admit we were both fairly miserable. My husband was in crisis mode... Continue Reading →

Salt of the Earth

Recently I have noticed a rise in discussions on whether or not a woman should keep her maiden name when she gets married. When I was in college in the early 1980's I had a particularly broad-minded professor who had taken on his wife’s name by hyphenating both together. With gay couples now able to... Continue Reading →

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