Monthly Archives: March 2016

NC GOP to LGBT: Gender-Specific Restrooms

Those of us with siblings or who’ve had roommates, whether family or not, know what it’s like to share a bathroom, sometimes even with members of the opposite sex. We’ve waited our turn for the toilet and shower, slipped on … Continue reading

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Taking the Piercing Plunge

A Dear Abby letter in the paper this morning caught my attention. Two daughters are embarrassed because their 44-year-old mother had her nipples pierced and delights in showing off her embellished breasts to their friends. The day before, I’d taken … Continue reading

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Flowers for Annie

My Aunt Anne always said, “never miss a ‘simcha’- (Yiddish for celebration); don’t wait for the funeral.” I’d visited my aunt several times in the past four years since she’d moved to Connecticut after many years in Florida. By the … Continue reading

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Future Travel: Outer Space

“Sometimes I wish we still used typewriters,” my mother said recently, expressing her frustration with her computer and passwords. I was trying to post her latest blog and couldn’t get into her site, no matter how many times we changed … Continue reading

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I’m with Hillary

I walked into the crowded conference room, joining about three dozen strangers, sitting at long folding tables, phones in hand. The scene was familiar and welcoming. I was taking part in an activity I’ve done countless times before: volunteering with … Continue reading

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