During summer break from school back in the 70s, there were plenty of things to do. My mother ferried us to the YMCA for swim lessons and free swim, and we also […]
The nineteenth-century writer Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard (called affectionately EBS by her admirers) is one of my literary foremothers and a favorite among those I claim. Her first novel, The Morgesons, published in […]
According to CBS News, the top three sexiest world leaders in 2019 are Justin Trudeau of Canada, Pedro Sánchez of Spain, and Prince William of England. If former President Barack Obama was […]
When I was fourteen years old, I fell in love with one of my uncles. Only eight years older than me, Uncle Tee had always been my favorite because he played games […]
“Dear Ms. Gilman,
Thank you for submitting your complaint [to the Florida Dept. of Health Bureau of Enforcement].
We have determined from our review that although the behavior you described is unacceptable, it is not a violation of the laws or rules that regulate the healthcare practitioner’s profession. Therefore, we can take no further action.
Florida law requires that all information in this complaint remain confidential…”
As literally everyone who has seen me knows, I’m fat. My doctor knows, and, unless I have a cold, refuses to give me any medical advice other than “lose weight.” People on […]
Because screaming at Trump on a TV screen at the gym while pedaling an elliptical machine wasn’t helping, I got in my car and drove 628 miles to Lexington, Kentucky, to attend […]
by Ann E. Michael She has really white teeth. When half the world is looking for a meal, she is taking a shower. She relies more on her dishwasher than on her […]
I watched as Cheryl went from person to person like a hummingbird gathering nectar, engaging people as though she were truly interested in them– and I’m sure she was. She told me that she asked so many questions of her mother’s friends and house guests when she was young that her mother gave her a limit of how many questions she could ask each person. What were the types of questions she asked? “Who do you love? Why do you love them?” All questions of the interior life. Imagine a five year-old engaging you in such a conversation.
If you are looking for inspiration for whatever it is you want to accomplish, let these women’s stories wash over you and renew your faith in what we women can do. Read: 14 Inspirational […]