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Feminist: A Word We Love to Hate

“I hate feminist.” Joss Whedon says to a roomful of feminists at an Equality Now‘s #MakeEqualityReality benefit dinner. And gets a laugh.

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This is what a “fumerist” does…

Veteran comedian Kate Clinton describes herself as “a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer,” and “fumerist” (feminist humourist). She’s a lesbian. She’s also witty and funny.

She celebrates her 66th birthday today (November 9, 2013). Read More…


Sara Is Finally Free

Sara Kruzan niceIn November 2009, I featured Sara Kruzan’s story on AmazingWomenRock.com in a post entitled “How Much Time for This Kind of Crime?

At the time, I tried to make sense of the violence of her desperate action, and the life of abuse that had driven her to it.

I wrote:

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I Wanna Be a MF-in’ Monstah!

Happy feminist Halloween!

Catherine never complained

Catherine I am luckyMy cousin Catherine was born with a heart defect.

She began having (then-experimental) surgeries to correct it at the age of two. She had many such surgeries and spent countless days, weeks, sometimes even months in hospital.

The number of times she might have died are too numerous to mention. She never complained. She amazed everyone with her will to live. Read More…

New Roasted Honey Lemon Almonds

Go nuts. Repeat.I first posted this recipe here and then tweaked and revised it to make the almonds crunchier (which I prefer). If you like your almonds chewier, use the original version.

Ingredients
About 1 pound raw almonds
About one heaping tablespoon of creamed honey (or to taste)
Juice of one half of a small lemon (or to taste)
Ground “gourmet” salt to taste, or “fleur de sel” (or regular salt, or no salt at all)

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Another amazing shot of me howling at the full moon.

full moon howling oct 2013

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I see amazing women. What do YOU see?

Here’s a short (about three-minutes) video I put together for the What I See project:

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You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings

CrackerJacks thank you“DITTO!” was all it took to bring tears to me eyes.

You wouldn’t think one word at the end of a tweet from someone you don’t “know,” retweeted by someone else you don’t “know,” would make you cry. But it did.

Actually, to be honest, it was the combination of the tweet, the “DITTO!”, and the tune to which the tweet linked that made me cry.

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21 Centering Thoughts From Deepak Chopra

I recently returned to my meditation practice with Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s 21-day Meditation Challenge, Miraculous Relationships!, of which today is Day 16.

While there are only five more days to go in the free program, it’s also available for purchase  either in the form of online access or CDs.  (I’m not in any way affiliated with the program, other than as a participant.)

I am enjoying the daily meditations, and purchased access to them (forever) for $39.

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