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  • I Ain’t No Feminist

    Now, don’t get me wrong—I like most women.    We’re tough, strong  and often smarter than the Penis  People.    There are many, many women I respect... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • It’s Father’s Day

    It’s Father’s

    I dread this particular 24 hour span. I’ve never had a great relationship with my dad and this Father’s Day will mark almost six years since I last laid eyes... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Funny Thing About Aging

    First of all, IS there anything funny about aging?Probably, I just can’t think of anything right now.I can tell you this much—the aches and pains associated wit... Read more

    Posted on 13 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Teeth

    Teeth

    Let’s take a break shall we from my many personal woes, all the geo-political horrifics that keep getting worse, the Never Trumpers and Hillary and other... Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • IRA? ISIS? What’s the Difference?

    I’m watching the horror unfold in the U.K. once  again.    Well, they’re calling it horror….I’ve yet to see any evidence.  But the Bobbies  are in full... Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Listen Up, Third Wave Feminists

    She was obese….I only mention that to set the scene and sadly, it’s a common one….and dressed in a way that only emphasized her size. Read more

    Posted on 02 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Downward Dog

    Downward

    It’s a popular yoga position and a new TV show.The latest episode aired  tonight.      And yes, it moved me as it always does,Downward Dog  is about a dog... Read more

    Posted on 24 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Anne Frank and My Life

    Anne Frank Life

    I visit my  other every other day in the memory facility (nursing home) and our visits are  usually business related (signatures, are needed, bills must be... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Seeing Inside

    Seeing Inside

    I had a few minutes alone with my mother at her rehab  facility.    It’s a nursing home, really…but ardly the sad, urine stenched homes for the elderly they use... Read more

    Posted on 19 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Resignation

    Surrender.     Resignation.     Settling, not for less, but by means of finding one’s comfort zone in areas where comfort can’t exist.A lot of has happened i th... Read more

    Posted on 12 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Conversations with Life

    Not your life….not his life….MY life.And in these dialogs, Life teaches me things….marvelous Life lessons and I’ve even taught Her few things, too. Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • On The Road To Zen

    Road

    I’ve just learned that one of my passions has an Italian name.  Dolce far niente means the joy or sweetness of doing nothing, which is what I’ve been doing a lo... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Dear Younger Self

    Dear Younger Self

    My darling younger Laurie,What I am doing is nothing new.  In fact, writing letters to one’s younger self is downright hackneyed.   Everyone does it. Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • As The Writer Writes

    Writer Writes

    I watched the movie, “The Outsiders” a few days ago, from the comfort of my uncomfortable old couch.   If memory serves and it really hasn’t been lately, I the... Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Politics of Dating

    In Broascaating, you collect a lot of unemployment and you do odd jobs odd people who really, really liked you on the air.   They almost only ever agree to an... Read more

    Posted on 03 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • In Praise of Meaty Women 2017

    Praise Meaty Women 2017

    If you,d cut me in half, you’d count 58 rings.   Yep, this old tee with boobs and graying hair with some blond in there somewhere, thank you, have seen  a lot o... Read more

    Posted on 01 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Fran and The Clothes Hamper: A True Story

    It was June, 1967 and I was eight years old.Earlier that year, my parents decided to break free of the shackles of abject middle classdom and create nothing... Read more

    Posted on 28 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Globalization

    Globalization

    WIth President Trump in office, we hear so much about the term “globalization” these days.   With a successful businessman at the nation’s helm, the word might... Read more

    Posted on 26 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Lottery

    “I only have to make it through the news”, she thought. “I just have to stomach the news.”The lottery numbers were always announced just before the weather... Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Birthday Plus One

    Birthday Plus

    Yesterday, I turned 58.    Didn’t you see the skywriting?    The fireworks ?   Didn’t you feel the Earth’s  axis shift a smidge??? Read more

    Posted on 24 April 2017 SELF EXPRESSION