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Imagine my confusion...

I’ve heard two things recently that I want to address.  The first was when I was chatting on-line with an old friend I haven’t talked to in years.  506 more words

Non-fiction Travel

Idaho: Pretrial hearing tomorrow in refugee sexual assault case

The powers that be (supporters of the refugee industry) in Twin Falls, Idaho and indeed throughout the state of Idaho are not looking forward to the trial advancing against three refugee boys charged with assaulting a little special needs girl in June of last year. 567 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

The Home Tour

(This essay appeared in my essay collection Lake Forest Moments.)

One of the very best things to do in Lake Forest is to go on a home tour. 780 more words


Francesca Araiza's “Raise Your Voice” Fights for Egyptian Women's Rights One Documentary at a Time

“ “Raise Your Voice” is a holistic concept that uses film making as a tool for advocacy and women empowerment. It is not only about the idea of filmmaking, but about Women Rights.” ~ Francesca Araiza   864 more words


A harsh woman

The morning has been derailed. How and why? Two well placed words; that’s all it took. Two words connected with (again) one of my uncle’s emails: Sarah Palin. 808 more words

Health care - imperfect yet necessary

Health Care and Medicine make mistakes.

That is a hard pill for me to swallow some days.  I feel a need to defend. I feel a need to complain. 1,584 more words

Living Life

Rebecca Solnit asks The Mother of all Questions: Is a woman more than her womb?

The Mother of All Questions
By Rebecca Solnit
Haymarket Books
175 pp; $14.95

The Madonna-whore complex, coined in 1925 by who else but Sigmund Freud, suggests that men view women as either saintly, pure, virginal “Madonnas” or sexual, seductive “whores.” 1,268 more words