I have smiled, chuckled and laughed out loud as I have watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi handle the president of the United States. She has reminded me of my own mother, and of the mothers I have known and watched. Mothers have a way of making known to children – spoiled or not –… Read More On Having a Mother in the House
Watching what is going on now in our country is at once fascinating and terrifying. I thought I knew what “patriotism” meant. I thought that an American patriot put America first, truly, including the tenets of its US Constitution. Being a patriot for me never meant that a person was anti-racist or anti-sexist, or was,… Read More On Patriotism
In the “old days,” women would wear slips under their dresses and/or skirts; to not do so was considered a violation of proper modesty. The slip could be whole or what was called a “half slip,” which was, as the name indicates, a garment that hung from the waist down. Half slips were notorious for… Read More Our Slip is Showing
It has always seemed to me that the common definition of strength is not what it really is. Many Americans this morning are celebrating that force is being used in the war-torn Middle East. The missiles fired on Syria were supposedly dropped because the administration, specifically, the president, were horrified by images of people who… Read More The Definition of Strength
At the height of the Democratic National Convention, Donald Trump, our Republican nominee for president, called a press conference, and during that press conference, he invited the Russian government to hack into Hillary Clinton’s email account. He said that if the Russian government could find 30,000 missing emails, emails that Hillary Clinton said she erased,… Read More What is a Joke?