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Tag: Women’s issues

(5) Things we love…#150

Posted in Things We Love

I wish there was a week – just one – without any terrible news close to home. But, between our presidency and global warming, it just doesn’t seem possible. The Northern part of California is burning in a way I have never seen in my 22 years in this state. The winds are supposed to start kicking down here tonight…pass the martini please….

I have finally stopped apologizing for my brilliance

Posted in Life & Love

From poet Mary Ruefle’s essay “Pause”:

Hot flashes are the least of menopause. You will want to drive a knife through your heart; you will want to leave your lover, no matter how much you have loved them. You will feel as though your life is over, because it is. You will realize for the first time that your whole life people have looked at you because you are a woman and people look at women – but now, suddenly, you are invisible. But then something magical happens:

(5) Things we love…#144

Posted in Things We Love

I hope you are in the mood for reading. With the heat wave that hit Southern California, anything other than sitting on the sofa, in air-conditioning, with the nose in a book, is pretty much the only option the dogs and I have. Portia ventured out early this morning and was promptly bitten by a coyote – I think they are angry about the heat too, and resenting my dogs’ indoor charmed life. Me, I am just glad I am not in Texas.

(5) Things we love…#143

Posted in Things We Love

I wake up to coyotes serenading my windows, cloaked in fog. They drive my dogs crazy, taunting them from the backyard, eating the dates fallen on the ground. Strange Summer – it hasn’t been hot in a long time and I have only gone to the beach once. Not that I am complaining: we get enough sun here in Southern California. So I will enjoy the last of the cool before the thermometer goes up again. Maybe I will steal a few hours from work next week and sneak to a beach.

(5) Things we love…#138

Posted in Things We Love

Summer should be all about hammocks in the shade, cool drinks and laziness. So far, mine has been fairly hectic. I am clearly doing something wrong! But at least I am busy doing things that interest me, being with people I love and, before the days shorten dramatically, I will have struck a balance between doing and…doing nothing. Hope your days are lazy and cool.

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