Why so many women are so fucking angry. September 22, 2018

Because we treat girls like shit and make them believe they deserve it. Things that I have remembered from my past, unbidden, as I have imagined how Dr Christine Blasey Ford must feel and have felt having her memory of her assault challenged. When I was about 11 or 12 I was in a friend’s…

Random Things I Love about Paris ~~ January 7, 2018

It’s our second to last night in Paris, capping off a trip of a lifetime to exotic places I never thought to see. With all that adventure, I planned a little familiar comfort at the end of the trip with a few days in the loveliest city in the world. I wish I could write…

Wanted: Family Doctor ~~ July 16, 2017

The family doctor is something of an endangered species these days, something that doesn’t get a lot of attention in all the healthcare hullabaloo out there.  You can’t hardly read a newspaper or blog post or listen to a podcast these days without hearing about health care. It’s a gigantic national issue because Obamacare, for…

A vacation, well done ~~ July 10, 2017

This has been the vacation I badly needed. Body healing, spirit renewing, mind clearing. At the beginning I wanted it to go on forever. I felt like I could not get enough of wallowing in luxurious nothing. I felt like that for at least a week.   But a funny thing has happened to me…

Just a brief fling ~~ June 30, 2017

It started out as a secret fling. I was an end-stage grad student in a department where he had recently been hired as a professor and although I was single and he was in the process of getting divorced and our different fields meant that we would never work together, we thought we should keep…

Stick a pin in it ~~ June 25, 2017

Adriatic Cruise, Day 2 Today we docked in Vodice, Croatia. We did not disembark. The village looks quaint from the ship but sounds touristy in the write-ups and I was anxious to have a day not doing anything at all. So no sightseeing report today. In fact, I spent so much time futzing around with…

For Mom ~~ reprinted from May, 2014

For Mom For the first time in my life, this Mother’s Day will dawn and I will have no flowers to send, no call to make, no smile coming over the line, filled with pleasure at the sound of my voice. The idea of a Mom-less Mother’s Day makes me so sad I am tempted…