Monthly Archives: January 2016

Read: A Man Called Ove

I’m a frequent library patron, and often spend time browsing the stacks of new titles, both fiction and non-fiction. I borrow a diverse range of books, taking comfort that as an adult; I can abandon a book if it’s not … Continue reading

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Baby Carrots? Not for Me!

Ever wonder about baby carrots? Big carrots don’t give birth to them. Nor do they grow that way. They owe their existence to a manufacturing midwife, and account for nearly 70% of US carrot sales. Many believe they’re perfect for … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at the Opera… in HD

When my mother drove my siblings and me to our various lessons and appointments after school, she’d have the car radio tuned to the classical station. (There was only one.) Often, we’d listen to opera, and she would sing along. … Continue reading

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Dear Dorian…

From my friend Dawn’s blog: Let’s join in making Dorian famous. Source: Dear Dorian…

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On the Road with Gloria

Travel, says Gloria Steinem  in her memoir, My Life on the Road, is messy. You never know what can happen and more importantly, who you’ll meet. For Steinem, nearly 82, travel has been part of her entire life, beginning in childhood … Continue reading

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Taxing Tampons: A Call to Feminists?

Originally posted on cyclingrandma:
Maybe the next wave of feminists will be found fighting taxes on tampons. Young women today have grown up with many of the major battles of the movement won by their fore-sisters. Title IX, access to…

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Taxing Tampons: A Call to Feminists?

Maybe the next wave of feminists will be found fighting taxes on tampons. Young women today have grown up with many of the major battles of the movement won by their fore-sisters. Title IX, access to birth control and abortion, … Continue reading

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