Dear privileged white men and other delusional people: I have a few things to say to you. DO NOT ASK ME how I know that the stories I retell of detestable infractions against human rights, of inhuman racist and bigoted behavior are true. They're true. But even if only 20 percent of them were true . . .
"Balls," said the Queen. "If I had two, I'd be king." The King laughed, not because he wanted to (two) but because he had to (two). At dawn the air is cool and if I open all the windows and French doors for a few hours, the house stays fresh and cool most of the day. When the sun starts inching . . .
I live in the same county as the Stanford rapist, his victim, the judge, the D.A. and the probation officer, all key players in a scenario that has been played out thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of times in the United States, but for some reason has now blown up the internet. The . . .
The prestigious Commonwealth Club of California, which touts itself as the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum and has played host to such luminaries as Martin Luther King, Jr., Bill Gates and FDR, among many, many others, offered up Kim Kardashian West on its program in San . . .
You may remember my blog post two weeks ago about Bill Cosby, HERE. The story has progressed. More women have come out and charged that he raped them. Well, drugged and raped them. Bill Cosby's machine is in full spin cycle, which means that he is "not dignifying charges with a response." Uh . . .
There seems to be a whole lotta pride out there, these days, and I'm all for it. But when the internet allows everyone the opportunity to strut their stuff for all eyes, we see things we wish we hadn't. This post began when a friend blogged about photos of quite senior women in their mostly naked . . .
We can talk all we like about leaning in, leaning back, not leaning at all or any other concept that purports to understand why women aren't better represented at senior levels in business. Yes, motherhood and choices made because of that do have an impact. But there's something else. Could it be . . .
Women in my age group are carrying the majority of the financial burden in their families more often than before, or so it seems to me. At least half a dozen women I know either are the sole support of their families or the primary breadwinner. Their husbands and partners either don't work outside . . .
Yes, in my single, young womanhood, this was an issue. Not even that young--maybe mid-30s in age, the mid-1980s in era. Back in the days when we women were straddling a generational shift. Our moms were homemakers and deferential (at least on the surface) to men. Our fathers and other men ran the . . .
We live up close and personal in our world and sometimes, it's too close to really see what's going on. While it's true that change comes slowly, sometimes it happens without us noticing. Cleaning out some bookshelves the other day, I came across this book, which was published in 1996. How to . . .