Revolution for a Family Friendly America
- Baldwin, New York,
- July 17
- Writer, Editor, Librarian
- Koch Social Media
- Only a nonviolent family friendly revolution will end the crime of cursing our kids with psychiatric diagnoses and drugging them into obedience. Only a nonviolent revolution will enable Americans to balance work and their families, with time to love, create, play, worship, rest, sing, dance, write.
I blog about my experiences as a psychiatric editor, social worker, and client as Cassandra Woolf
MY RECENT POSTS
- She Looked on Tempests and Was
March 13, 2013 12:36PM
- Sexism, Misandry, and Male
March 13, 2013 06:40AM
- Growing Bookworms
June 30, 2012 11:16AM
- NYC, 1974-76, Nonsexist
Childrearing in Action
June 29, 2012 08:39AM
- What Early Child Care Should
June 26, 2012 05:21PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I love your posts. I
grew up in Uniondale; my mom
from 1947 to
April 27, 2013 10:26AM
- “Marrying helps.”
April 05, 2013 04:02PM
- “I am so glad retrieved
it. When I am depressed I have
so much of my
March 18, 2013 08:46AM
- “I meant conscientious
objector status. My mom wasn't
go to college
March 14, 2013 06:15AM
- “My mom and dad fully
supported my brother Richard's
March 14, 2013 06:06AM
Mary Joan Koch's Links
- MY LINKS
Wedding Day, June 1968 ( Hair Permanented)
Wedding Day, December 2001 (Hair Dyed)
Stumbling through the dark, tortuous maze of Medicare, Medigap, and the Ripoff Prescription Plan paralelled Harry Potter's search for Lord Voldemort's horcruxes. I needed every one of my librarian, social worker, and internet skills to come up with the best alternatives. Elders who… Read full post »
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges
This is my favorite quotation, but Borges should have added the word "public." I intensely dislike college libraries. How often do you use your library card? My Baldwin Library lets… Read full post »
Joe and Mary Koch, August 11, 1943. She was 22; he was almost 30
Years later, on their anniversary, my dad remembers:
Her name was Mary, of course. She was a blue-eyed, smiling, long-legged, cool -looking girl--a trifle naive. A girl with class, he thought when… Read full post »
In this and my previous post on my two older daughters, I concentrate on their very different environments (and parents). Later I will tackle the far more fascinating… Read full post »
This is from a graduate school paper on child development I wrote in 1977, when Emmawas 4 and Rosalind was 2.
I am still realizing to what extent the mother I am is shaped by the child I am mothering. When I had only one child, I… Read full post »
Mrs. Mary Koch is a social studies instructor who teaches at Uniondale High. This year will be her last at the high school as she moves on into another phase of her life, a phase she describes as one in which/…
Read Parental Anxiety and Children's Wings to follow the adventures of Emma the Bold. She has just applied for a one-year job in Nepal which would start this summer. I am trying not to have a nervous breakdown.… Read full post »
Missish Damsels in Distress and White Knights can be of either sex.
If you haven't read Pride and Prejudice, please don't admit it or my software will automatically block your comments and private messages:)
As you recall, the hero, Mr. Darcy, made Elizabeth Bennet , the hero… Read full post »
I was born in Queens, but I grew up in Uniondale, a small suburban town on Long Island, about 20 miles away from Manhattan.
Many of my earliest memories are trips to Manhattan with my… Read full post »
"Jesus Christ was a man who traveled through the
A hard working man and brave.
He said to the rich "Give your goods to the poor."
But they laid Jesus Christ in His grave.
Jesus was a man, a carpenter
His followers true and brave,
One dirty little coward called Judas Iscariot
Has… Read full post »
A significant number of OS writers have told me they have been sparred personal attacks and involvement in OS flame wars because they don't write about controversial topics, particularly politics.
I first joined Open Salon in August 2008. Most of the time my blog subtitle has advoca… Read full post »
My brother's photoshopping prowess (see avatar) is a joy to us. Sadly my mom didn't livel long enough to support Clinton in the primary and Obama in the general election.
1971, Age 26, Just Before I Started Columbia Law School
The blessing… Read full post »
"We drop like pebbles into the ponds of each other's souls, and the orbit of our ripples continues to expand, intersecting with countless others. " Ken Wilbur
I believe so strongly in nonsexist childrearing that I don't deny our grandson the sublime joys of his youngest aunt's My Little Pony collection. Twenty-three years ago I was appalled at her obsession. All the Ponies were gifts from rel/…
I am 3/4 Irish, 1/4 German. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share some old family pictures.
Great Grandma Bridget Ann Gordon
Great Aunt Margaret, Aunt Agnes, and Grandma Ann Madden Koch
Fanny Murphy, My Grandma Nolan's
… Read full post »