- February 03
- Quaker buddhist, kinda quirky, loves cooking and knitting and movies.
Dr Who fan, Scandinavian-aquarian and cat lover. Would love to be paid to travel around the world and write about local healing cultures. While eating and drinking and dancing. One day I will have a health cruise in the fjords.
MY RECENT POSTS
- I think I've been "Ma'am'd"
August 07, 2014 08:03PM
- The Feminine Feminist
July 26, 2014 01:05PM
- 10 Things I Wish I Could Say
or Have Said to Me
June 25, 2014 10:12PM
- No-Self Esteem: Getting Rid of
Low Self Esteem
May 18, 2014 07:50PM
- A Girl and Her Cat
May 05, 2014 04:32PM
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- “Hey J- glad you speak
up, again and again. An
August 12, 2014 10:55PM
- “Totally over it. Ready
August 10, 2014 03:15PM
- “I could go all power
play and say, "It's not ma'am,
August 08, 2014 01:22PM
- “I have to say that GH
nailed the most of that.
Likely. I know
that most men
August 08, 2014 10:22AM
- “So, I just came back
from a night of cocktail
the times have
August 08, 2014 02:04AM
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I always loved Ben Obi Wan Kenobi, even as a little girl. Only later would I understand Leia's attraction to Han Solo, because Yoda and Ben were my inspiration. The way of the Jedi, the tao of the Peaceful Warrior, the path of the aikido practitioner, always appealed to me even… Read full post »
Eat to live, or live to eat? Most of us fall in the latter category, and some will barely fulfill the first. What do you think when you hear someone say, they have no appetite or could care less about how food tastes? Surely, something must be the matter with them.… Read full post »
I spend a fair amount of my time counseling patients about diet and life style changes. Losing weight, done well, can have a host of good changes in the body that are not obvious to all. They may be measurable by a physician, or they may be subjective to the patient's… Read full post »
So, I just had to go sign in, since I got signed out a few days ago. I noticed there is no longer a Join OS! Become a member! button on the front page where it used to be. Just, sign in. So I did.
I don't think I am saying… Read full post »
I get the best of both worlds in many ways. Though, there really are more than two worlds. I get to have a family, part time, on the weekends, with fully grown kids who are decent and likeable and fun to be around. I get to have single womanhood as needed.… Read full post »
I have crossed into the middle age.
Not sure when this happened, other than the legal. I dallied at the border before, due to circumstances, and then rallied back. I believe I may have permanently stepped over the line. Fortunately, I am trying to amend it.
I have neve… Read full post »
Not too far from where I live, there is a neighborhood of "new money" mansions that are now old classics. One of them had a giant "H" on the gate, because the Hormel family made a fortune and built a Spam Castle. I saw it long ago, but now cannot be… Read full post »
It seems we so often need "permission" from someone, other than ourselves, to admit we no longer want to participate. We grow older, weary, bored, annoyed, irritated and look for an out where we used to want an in. Perhaps it is the same old, same old that disappoints in its… Read full post »
Every day, in almost every way, overweight and obese people are the scape goat for all of society's ills, evils, failures, and problems. News reports show us "fat porn", with close up shots of big butts, bulging bellies, thunder thighs, and triple chins. Hands lifting oversized, greasy ev… Read full post »
Discrimination in all its forms is bullying. Clan mentality- whether based in religion, gender, race, or attitude- perpetuates this bullying by creating classes of people in order to have allowed discrimination. Clan mentality is the opposite of democracy, as it always chooses self over o… Read full post »
The awakened life is not as fleeting as the clouds we might associate with its image. Surely, representation of one sitting in reflection, repose, connection involves images of the sun moving up from the horizon, or moving down into the horizon, clouds passing, maybe the eyes are closed and a l… Read full post »
Kathy's post on friendship, and the difficulties of navigating this world of creating new connections in an old habit (self) has me and others thinking. Those of us who post on here, in blogs or comments, are often introspective types. I could probably write an advice column on "How to ha… Read full post »
If the GOP really wanted to ally itself with women's interests- and, let's be honest, their husband's- they'd forget all this birth control shenanigans and focus on ending menopause. You heard me right. Guaranteed slam dunk in the election.
Menopause is that "middle period" of life… Read full post »
I have long wondered about the importance (or lack thereof) in ascribing authenticity to something. Authentic.
I think the first time I questioned it was probably about 15 years or so ago, living in Santa Fe, working in the restaurant world, when the Balsamic Wars were starting. Au… Read full post »
The last few months have been fantastic for me economically. I say this to compare to the previous months, which were fairly devastating, and the previous years, which followed patterns of ebb and flow. I had had a booming practice before, but much smaller scale and entirely self directed… Read full post »
Oh, finally the truth is out! Everyone is waging a war on women: the GOP, Obama, Congress, Susan G Komen, Planned Parenthood, the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church, other churches, Warren Jeffs, Hollywood, Tucker Max, the media, Islam.... everyone but Oprah and your mother.
Personally,… Read full post »
My older step daughter has moved in. It didn't start this way. I don't know when it will end. Hmmmm.
A few weeks ago when, after over a year of suggesting she try finding work in our area of the city, she finally realized she was getting nowhere at all. It… Read full post »
How do you explain Arizona? Nancy Hicks Marshall tackles the intricacies and politics of Arizona legislation, immigration rights and civil liberties in her new novel, A Dry Hate (Odio Seco). Based in modern day Phoenix, this fictional account brings us closer to understanding the layered… Read full post »
All of use are someone else's children. Even as adults, when we cross that mysterious border between being a child and being a grown up, we are still the children of our parents. We are also still subject to their opinions as to how we should live and love. Some of… Read full post »
I am in love with my niece. She turns three tomorrow and I get to celebrate her birthday with her. I saw her just at Christmas, and although that was not the first time we have met, it is the first time she remembers meeting me. For weeks she has been… Read full post »
How do we define class? Certainly, anyone and everyone will have a different opinion of it. You are born with it, or you are raised to culture it. You are raised in it, you create it for yourself. There is no such thing as class in the US, despite 4 centuries… Read full post »
Why all the fuss about a woman's pelvic health? The recent outrage against the Komen foundation was not about access to breast cancer screening- it was pairing preventative health care with reproductive freedom. Financial concerns about the cost versus benefit of providing preventat… Read full post »
In what seems to be a mindboggling flurry of activity, the GOP members of congress have decided to spend their election year in office focusing on issues that have nothing to do with the economy and everything to do with creating oppressive government. Somehow, through the sum total of the vari… Read full post »
Today I had a little bit of a wine hangover, as I was up late talking with a cuz of mine. We'd been out for drinks and some food, and ended up back at my apartment talking family, work, life, relationship. I rarely get to catch up with him, and almost… Read full post »
There is an evil and ugly flipside to this job recession and economic downtown. There are people who have not lost their jobs, for good or bad, and many of them are overworked, underpaid and exhausted.
I don't know people who are unemployed (save one, and his unwillingness to work… Read full post »
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- Ted Frier
- just phyllis
- The Chocolate Covered Kitchen
- Margaret Feike
- Mary Stanik